Thousands raised for anti-bullying charity after shocking video of assault in Romford park goes viral
- Credit: British Banter Facebook group
Thousands of pounds have been raised for an anti-bullying charity after a video showing a violent assault on a 15-year-old boy in a park went viral.
A shocking video was shared on social media on Monday showing a boy being floored after being hit on the head and kicked on the ground in a wood by a group of boys,
At the end of the clip, the boys leave the victim on the ground and make off with his phone.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the victim of the assault and nearly £3,500 have been raised.
The fundraising page set up by the Facebook page Bradford Boyz initially aimed to raise £800 for the victim to buy a new phone, but within a few hours the target was smashed.
The additional money will be donated to an anti-bullying charity.
You can visit the fundraising page here.
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Three teenagers have been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in Raphael Park, Main Road, Romford, on July 21.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and has since been discharged.
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A 17-year-old boy was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) on suspicion of assault and is in custody at an east London police station.
Two other teenagers, both aged 17-years-old, were arrested respectively on Sunday and on Monday and both have been bailed to a date in late November.
Anyone with information can contact police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.