Wildlife centre guard is beaten unconciousA SECURITY guard at a wildlife centre was beaten unconscious after she disturbed three youths who had gained entry to an animal enclosure. One of the teenage gang was said to be just 12.
The 24-year-old woman was patrolling Dundee's Camperdown Wildlife Centre when she was attacked on Sunday night.
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The guard was taken to the city's Ninewells Hospital and released after treatment.
Dundee City Council, which owns the wildlife centre, stepped up security at Camperdown two months ago after thugs allegedly tried to free bears, wolves and lynx after attacking terrified animals with a pickaxe, stakes and a knife.
A spokeswoman for Tayside Police yesterday appealed for help in identifying the youths. One was about 15 with short brown hair, which was shaved on top. The second boy was 14-16 and wearing a green and white Lacoste-make tracksuit top, white tracksuit bottoms, a white Celtic football club top and a Burberry baseball cap. The third was thought to be about 12 and was wearing dark Adidas tracksuit bottoms and a dark top.