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Yes, that is assault.
However, the police are unlikely to prosecute a 12 year old.
If they take any action at all they would probably offer a youth caution.
But they often don't investigate the behaviour of 12 year olds unless it is a grave offence.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Ban her from the premises?
Aren't there security staff ?
Just get security to refuse her access.
If you really think you are at risk then you can report it to the police.
the problem with 12 year olds is that they don't usually present a physical threat but you can't properly defend yourself against them because then they make allegations.
They may well invite her in for interview if this is an ongoing problem but they are not likely to prosecute her.
The reality though is that there are no magic wands. it might well be an issue with no legal remedy.
No problem and all the best.
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