My friend was recently assaulted by a couple of youths and suffered head trauma as a result. The story goes: They were walking around the back of a building when one of them was hit on the head with reasonable force by a youth, one of them retaliated and got them off their friend. Soon she was being hit with glass bottles and soon the youths attacking her scattered, she was taken to the local police station with head trauma,treated and then told because she was a kid they wouldnt take her to court but they said she could be prosecuted for assault by getting the youths off her friend.
I really don't see the logic in this and as I am 15 years old myself I would appreciate how this could be dealt with if I was there. These are the laws in Northern Ireland I don't know about anywhere else though.