Three young girls stamped on a teenager’s head before one hit her with a brick in a savage assault in a disused building.

The three girls, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the vile attack – carried out when they were aged between 13 and 15.

The victim, who was then 15, was left with a three inch laceration to the back of her head, as well bruising and swollen lip after losing consciousness in the brutal attack near New Cumnock’s railway station on November 19, 2021.

When all three, now aged 16, 15, 15, and of the Mossblown and New Cumnock areas, appeared in private at Ayr Sheriff Court last week, the first girl who used the brick admitted assault to severe injury and danger to life.

The two co-accused pleaded guilty to amended charges of assault to injury.

Fiscal depute Craig Wainwright told Sheriff Shirley Foran: “The locus was an easily accessible building near New Cumnock train station, the ground floor was split into two separate rooms.

“At 7.15pm The complainer, aged 15, was travelling to New Cumnock by train to see friends aged between 14 and 16 at the time. Some were consuming alcohol.

“The complainer got up to make a phone call, using her torch as it was dark.

“The three accused followed and [girl 1] walked up and grabbed her jumper. She laughed and then let go.

“The complainer crouched and was told to stand up but remained down.

“The accused grabbed her and dragged her to her feet. The accused [girl 2] repeatedly punched and kicked her.

“She fell to the floor told get up. The accused then lifted her to her feet by the hair.

“[Girl 3] shouted in her face then spat in her face, repeatedly punching her while held up by her hair.

She said: “I’m going to do her.”

“The complainer again fell to the ground again then crouched into a ball.

“They grabbed her by the hair and stamped on her head.

“This was captured on mobile phone footage showing the accused then walking away and the complainer remaining crouched in a ball.

“[Girl 1] then lifted a brick and struck the back of her head.

“It was observed by youths present as similar size to A4 sheet of paper and 3 inches thick.

“Others then intervened and told her she ‘was finished’.

“The complainer felt dizzy and lost consciousness.

“She was able to walk and called her mother to tell her what happened. She drove there.

“Police and ambulance were called and she was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

“Police attended the locus the following morning and found a bloody handprint.

“There were various pieces of block but they were unable to identify the particular piece.

“In hospital she received a Snapchat message from one of the accused saying ‘sorry, hope you’re okay darling’.

“Officers arrested all three accused. All three were cautioned and charged.

“[Girl 2] made the reply: “I’m being serious, I’ll admit what I done but I did not steal the things off her.”

Sheriff Shirley Foran deferred sentencing for criminal justice social work reports and the advice of the Children’s Panel.

She told all three they must be aware of the ‘real gravity’ of the situation.

Bail was continued and the three will return to court at a later date.