Thousands Raised For Injured Syrian Refugee 'Waterboarded' By Bullies

Marsha Scott
November 30, 2018

The incident is said to have taken place on playing fields at a school in Huddersfield on October 25.

Earlier this week, footage emerged showing the 14-year-old girl's 15-year-old brother being taunted, grabbed and pushed to the ground as other students looked on.

Viral video of two Syrian refugee students in a United Kingdom school being bullied by a White boy have caused global outcry forcing the administration to act on the disturbing development.

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. "When he is asleep he wakes up saying they want to beat me up".

West Yorkshire Police today said they will charge a 16-year-old boy with assault as it emerged the victim's sister had her headscarf ripped off in another attack.

"The victim and his family are receiving ongoing support from police and other agencies", the force's statement also confirmed.

"I don't feel safe at school".

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the victim's family had received almost £120,000 worth of donations by Thursday morning.

Police said they are investigating the incident, and have interviewed the alleged perpetrator of the attack.

Mr Pandor, who is from Batley and described himself as a "concerned citizen", said: "We are confident that school is taking this case very seriously".

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West Yorkshire police said Wednesday that a 16-year-old youth had been interviewed and reported for summons for assault, and that he would appear at a juvenile court in due course.

Tasnime Akunjee, a solicitor representing the family, told the Guardian they were considering moving away from the area and had received offers to be rehomed in Oxford.

Mr Aslam said: "It happened in October, the police chose to charge the bully yesterday morning because of this public outcry".

The local member of parliament for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, pledged his support for the victim.

He tweeted: "Video of assault against one of my constituents absolutely shocking".

"I was disappointed when I came to the United Kingdom because I was thinking my life is going to be good, my future is going to be really good if I study at school".

It is now being investigated by the police following public uproar over the lack of action by school authorities.

"Have been supporting the family since it was first brought to my attention", he wrote on Twitter.

Kirklees Council said: "Neither us nor the school condone violence in any form, and behaviour like this will not be tolerated". "The wellbeing of students is of paramount importance to us and a high level of support is available to anyone who may need it".

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