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Video of schoolboy attack on Snapchat: PSNI 'disgust' at sharing of footage

Police are investigating an attack on a schoolboy which was filmed and shared on social media.

It is understood the video was taken in Portadown on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said it showed a young male in a school uniform being assaulted by another male with the video shared on social media on Thursday morning.

Investigators are working to identify those involved.

Writing on the PSNI Craigavon Facebook page, a spokesperson said they were aware of the video being shared on social media platform Snapchat. They said someone had the "foresight" to screen record it.

"If you see something illegal on Snapchat, that's the best way of gathering actual usable evidence," police said.

"I've seen a lot of comments on one thread more concerned about sharing it than reporting it to ourselves which is, frankly, disgusting.

"We're looking into the incident and will update further in due course."

The incident comes after an assault in Bangor was filmed and shared on social media last month.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or  contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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