Two Telford schoolgirls arrested in assault probe after video goes viral

By Sophie Madden | Telford | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Two Telford schoolgirls have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to a boy, after a video went viral which appears to show a girl kicking a younger boy to the floor.

In the video - which has been viewed tens of thousands of times online but has since been deleted - the girl appears to kick the boy, after a short argument.

The pair are seen wearing the uniform of Telford Langley School in Dawley.

Others can be heard laughing in the background of the short video, before the boy appears to be kicked onto his back.

Filmed by onlookers, a copy of the video recorded from a phone screen has been shared on social media, and has now been viewed thousands of times.

Just one share of the video had been seen more than 24,000 times, and it was shared by dozens of people on Thursday evening.

It has since been removed from Facebook.

A spokesman for Telford Langley School said it was aware of the video and that it was being investigated.

West Mercia Police said they had arrested two children.

Daniel Butler, a spokesman for West Mercia Police, said: "Police received a report of an assault. Two girls, aged 14, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH."

Police said the alleged assault happened outside the school premises.

Sophie Madden

By Sophie Madden

Senior reporter based out of the head office in Ketley covering the Telford area.

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