In a ‘distressing’ video, a teen is attacked and held over a wall.
Police are looking into disturbing footage of a teenager being assaulted and then held over a wall.
After a young teenager was attacked and held over a wall in the Concourse area of Skelmersdale on Tuesday, November 23, Lancashire Police became aware of images being circulated on social media.
Since learning of the event, police have detained a 20-year-old male from Skelmersdale in connection with it, and he is still being held.
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They were also able to communicate with the attack victim to ‘ensure he is okay.’
People are being urged not to publish the clip on social media or to take matters into their own hands, according to police.
“We are aware of a distressing video circulating on social media which appears to show a young teenager being abused and then held over a wall in the Concourse area of Skelmersdale yesterday,” a Skelmersdale Police spokesperson said.
“Since this situation was reported to us, we have been doing a number of investigations, and we have detained a 20-year-old man from Skelmersdale in connection with the incident this evening.” He is currently detained.
“Investigations are ongoing to find out who else is involved.”
“We’ve also tracked down the victim of this incident and paid him a visit to make sure he’s okay.”
“We understand that the video’s content is unpleasant, and we ask that individuals refrain from distributing it or taking matters into their own hands.” Rest assured, we’ll take care of it.
“Any subsequent developments will be communicated to you.”
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Lancashire Police on 01 and reference log number 0228 from November 24.