Huddersfield bullying video: New footage emerges of Syrian refugee’s sister ‘attacked’ at same school

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

After a video of a Syrian refugee allegedly being assaulted went viral, a second clip has emerged appearing to show his sister being attacked at the same school.

The clip allegedly shows the girl being attacked by pupils at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield.

Footage shows the girl being shoved from behind before she is pushed towards a grass verge, where she falls to the ground.

The shocking footage emerged the day after a 16-year-old boy was interviewed over the attack on the boy, and reported for summons for an offence of assault ahead of a youth court appearance.

Footage has emerged of the Syrian refugee’s sister also being ‘attacked’ at the same school (PA)

West Yorkshire Police said: ‘We have been made aware of a video showing a girl being assaulted at Almondbury Community School.

‘The incident had not previously been reported to the police but we are now liaising with the girl’s family who were are continuing to support.’

The 15-year-old Syrian refugee attacked at school and threatened with drowning has spoken out about his ordeal, saying he no longer feels safe studying there.

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The boy was questioned by police over the footage in which the 15-year-old victim, with his arm is in a cast, is thrown to the ground.

He is dragged to the floor by his neck before his attacker says, ‘I’ll drown you’, while forcing water from a bottle into his mouth.

ITV News reported the victim fled war-torn Homs with his family and now feels unsafe going to the school following the incident last month.

The original video showed the 15-year-old victim allegedly being bullied at Almondbury Community School (PA)

He said: ‘I woke up at night and just started crying about this problem. They think I’m different – different from them.

‘I don’t feel safe at school. Sometimes I say to my dad, ‘I don’t want to go to school anymore’. I was just crying and I didn’t do nothing because I respect the school rules.’

Supporters say they are organising a peaceful protest outside the school on Thursday.

The first incident’s alleged perpetrator has been the subject of hundreds of violent threats online, while his family were reportedly moved by police overnight after vigilantes turned up at their house.

A Facebook account believed to belong to him features numerous posts shared from the page of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.

A 16-year-old has been charged with assault after the original video went viral (PA)

The widely-shared video of the first attack prompted well-wishers to set up an online crowdfunding page for the victim which received more than £105,000 in donations over a day.

In a letter to parents on Wednesday, Almondbury Community School headteacher Trevor Bowen said: ‘Since the incident occurred in October, the school, the local authority and the police have all taken action.

‘We must allow the legal process to take its course, but I want to be absolutely clear that we do not tolerate unacceptable behaviour of any sort in our school.

‘I can also assure you that we are working very hard to ensure it is ‘business as usual’ across the school and that there is no disruption to the children’s education.’

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