Outrage and sympathy as £85000 raised for bullied Syrian refugee

Outrage and sympathy as £85000 raised for bullied Syrian refugee

They added the 16-year-old will appear at Youth Court "in due course".

A spokesman for Jamal and his family said he and his sister had been targeted by bullies at Almondbury Community School.

The organiser of the protest, Mirban Aslam, 41, has reportedly said that "system" had failed the Syrian refugee and his family.

"The incident occurred on October 25 and has been subject to thorough investigation", the West Yorkshire Police said in a statement.

The attack that was considered an act of bullying, was filmed by the friends of the attacker.

A 16-year-old teenager will be charged with assault over a "recorded" attack on a Syrian refugee at a school in the U.K.'s Huddersfield town, British police said Wednesday.

Boxer Lennox Lewis also posted a message of support the child saying he would like to meet with both the victim and the bully to help him see the error of his ways.

He said the bullying and racism have been so bad since he came to the United Kingdom through a UN refugee program that he didn't want to go to school.

The attack left the girl, who is yet to be identified, so distressed that she tried to cut her wrists, her family lawyer said.

He said: "I am very concerned about the violent comments going out on social media about the bully".

"I don't feel safe at school".

In a statement given to The Sun, he said: "I fully accept responsibility for my actions which I regret but wish to make it clear I was not responsible for breaking his arm, nor had I been bullying him over a period of time as has been reported".

"Not just the school system, there is something not right".

In an interview with ITV News, the boy said he had been left "feeling like I couldn't study or do my homework".

He added that he was working with GoFundMe "to ensure that all the money gets to the boy and his family and that he would add the relevant guardians as the beneficiaries of the total funds".

The victim is reported to be a refugee from Syria and a fundraising page received more than £30,000 in donations in a few hours.

The emergence of the video was followed by further footage of what was said to be the boy's sister being physically abused at the same school.

The incident, which is believed to have occurred on 25 October, was shared thousands of times last night after footage surfaced. "They think I'm different - different from them", he said.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman tweeted, "I immediately contacted Shabir Pandor Leader of Kirklees Council on seeing this sickening video this level of violence can not be tolerated".

The incident took place at a secondary school in Huddersfield, UK, and shows a group of boys approaching the pupil, who is understood to have fled from Homs with his family.

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