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School Boys punch and kick Sikh boy on way home Cops launch hate probe

School Boys punch and kick Sikh boy on way home Cops launch hate probe

School Boys punch and kick Sikh boy on way home Cops launch hate probe
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Date

Nov 13, 2020

Country

United States

An attack by secondary school students in Telford is being treated as a hate crime, police have said.

During the fight, the boys put the victim in a headlock and his turban is left hanging off.

Others boys are heard laughing as the boy is pushed to the ground, pinned down and punched repeatedly.

Charlton School in Telford, Shropshire, confirmed the incident took place on November 13 and involved “a number” of its students.

It said it had “taken swift and appropriate action, including sanctions and targeted intervention for the perpetrators”.

"A police investigation is ongoing, and we are cooperating fully."

"Charlton School works hard to provide a safe, nurturing environment where proactive measures are taken to ensure students are protected from any types of bullying."

Superintendent Jim Baker added: “The boys involved in this incident have been identified and our inquiries are continuing. This also includes joint working between our youth offending team and the school to ensure suitable action is taken."

West Mercia Police and crime commissioner, John Campion took to Twitter to say: "I am aware of the video circulating relating to an incident in Telford. The incident shows horrific behavior that is never acceptable. I am reassured as to the robust response from West Mercia Police."

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