Over £75,000 has been raised for young refugee who was bullied in viral video
A hell of a lot of money!
A GoFundMe page set up for the alleged victim in a viral bullying video has raised over £75,000 for the boy and his family.
Police are to charge a 16-year-old boy with assaulting a 15-year-old boy after the video of alleged bullying was shared widely on social media.
The video emerged on Tuesday showing a number of English boys appearing to bullying another young boy on his school grounds in Huddersfield.
In statement West Yorkshire Police said: "Regarding the assault on a 15-year-old youth in Almondbury, which featured in a video posted on social media yesterday and has been widely reported in the media, a 16-year-old youth has been interviewed and reported for summons, for an offence of assault. He will appear at Youth Court in due course.
"The incident occurred on 25 October this year and has been subject to thorough investigation since it was reported to us the day after. The victim and his family are receiving ongoing support from police and other agencies.
"Media are reminded that proceedings are active and involve a juvenile. We would advise not to share the video on websites or social media sites as it could prejudice future criminal proceedings. Safeguarding measures have been put in place for the victim and his family.
"A previous unconnected incident on 7 October, in which the victim suffered a wrist injury, was also fully investigated at the time. Three youths were interviewed. There was no further police action and the matter was referred to the school."
Jamal, allegedly the boy in the video, has his arm in a cast before any physical altercation takes place.
The video appears to show an assailant attempt to headbutt Jamal, as well as throw him to the ground, choke him, and waterboard him.
The alleged assailant says, "I'll drown you", and appears to force water down his throat.
Since then, a GoFundMe was setup in an attempt to raise money for Jamal and his family.
The description for the GoFundMe reads: "Jamal's family are refugees in the UK and they struggle to meet the basic necessities of life.
"We want to raise money for the family to ease their situation and hopefully they can use the funds to help improve their quality of life and to put a smile on their faces.
"Having left a war torn country, the least they deserve is to live in peace without being harassed.
"Please donate generously and let’s change this horrible situation into a blessing in disguise for them."
At the time of writing, a massive £75,000 has been raised for the young boy.
If you wish to donate, you can do so here.
Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has offered to bring Jamal to a football game as his guest, and BT Sport presenter Jake Humphreys was among many people who encouraged people to donate to his Jamal's family.
I completely agree with @mrjakehumphrey. I'd like to show my love to Jamal by inviting him and his family to a @htafcdotcom game as my guest. Can someone help me contact the right person connected with Jamal to arrange this please?
— Jonas Lössl (@JonasLoessl) November 28, 2018
West Yorkshire Police released a statement which urged people not to share the video online, as it may "prejudice future criminal proceedings."