Arrest made as police probe viral bus assault video

Officers have arrested a 15-year-old girl after a video showing a schoolgirl being attacked on a bus in Birmingham was shared online.

The video was posted to social media on Monday night and has been viewed more than 500,000 times, with users reacting in horror at the assault. However police understand the attack happened on 22nd December 2019.

The 15-year-old girl from Kingstanding was detained on suspicion of assault yesterday morning and remains in custody. Officers also confirmed plans to speak to another girl yesterday afternoon.

The victim has been spoken to and is being supported as the investigation continues. Inspector Lauren Glass from CID, said:

“The response from members of the public, clearly disgusted by what they’ve seen online, has been overwhelming and we’ve had lots of people getting in touch to provide names of people involved.

“We have identified two suspects. One has been arrested and plans are in place for the other to attend a police station for questioning.

“I’d like to reassure everyone this is being treated very seriously and that the enquiry is progressing. Under no circumstances should anyone take matters into their own hands as this could leave them liable to prosecution themselves."


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