Sickening, broad daylight Bradford attack sparks police probe (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Footage of the sickening attack, in which a shopping mall security guard looks on as the victim receives multiple full-force kicks and stamps to the head, was shared online which spurred the West Yorkshire into action.
Warning: Some may find this graphic footage disturbing.
The attackers drag the boy into a water feature while he is still caught in his own bicycle, and then proceed to repeatedly kick him in the head. The unnamed victim miraculously remains conscious and tries to push himself up off the ground as the video ends.
We are aware of footage circulating of an incident in Bradford City centre. We are making enquiries into this footage to establish when this incident occurred and to identify those involved. Thanks to all those who brought it to our attention.— West Yorkshire Police (@WestYorksPolice) February 28, 2019
The 15-year-old victim was treated for minor injuries
Bradford rugby league legend, Leon Pryce decried the inaction of bystanders as the boy was assaulted while trapped under his own bicycle during the brutal daylight attack.
I don’t usually post this kind of stuff but it’s in my city centre. Absolutely disgusting. I hope they find all the people responsible and lock them up.....— Leon Pryce (@leonpryce6) February 28, 2019
Why do people just stand by and watch??? DISGUSTING 😡😡😡 https://t.co/HXPy32oZfq
Reaction online was one of revulsion with many calling for the perpetrators to be tried as adults on attempted murder charges.
Kicking a downed victim in the head should result in attempted murder charges as a matter of course, with very, very few exceptions.— Jack Montgomery ن (@JackBMontgomery) February 28, 2019
Attempted murder in broad day light? Everyone else just stand and watch? Is this England???— Mike Lim (@MsianDweller) February 28, 2019
My thoughts exactly. An example has to be shown....— Daniel Black (@DanBlack869) February 28, 2019
If that was my younger brother being kicked in the head and there was not sufficient justice shown, then I'd definitely be going jail.
They should all be arrested. Kicking someone in the head like that could kill him from brain damage or he could pass out and drown. Security should have called for backup and put a stop to it. Hed be SO FIRED and also charged in my books.— Jerrette Hauck (@Badbonezthlegnd) February 28, 2019
While others singled out the security guard who stood by and allowed the violence to unfold right before him.
@WestYorksPolice I’d like to make a complaint about this . There are multiple witnesses including the security guard. These individuals need to be prosecuted .— chesterghost (@chesterghost) February 28, 2019
Big lump security guard, bet he tells everyone down the pub about his work, wouldn’t step in with a few 15 year olds though— ITFC Blueline (@ITFCBlueline) February 28, 2019
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