In the Media

Girl knocked out in 'happy slap' craze

PUBLISHED May 20, 2005

A woman whose teenage daughter was beaten unconscious in a "happy slapping" attack has denounced the craze as "sickening".

Becky Smith, 16, lost consciousness and suffered temporary paralysis when she was attacked by teenagers near her home in Blackley, Manchester, 10 days ago in the new pattern of random assaults recorded on mobile phone cameras.