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Police identify two people involved in assault video shared on Snapchat

Police have this evening identified two people on a video involved in an assault doing the rounds on social media.

Over the last 24 hours, a video, via the social media platform Snapchat, was being widely shared in the Portadown area.

It showed an alleged assault on a young schoolboy, still in his uniform.

Police had made an appeal earlier today (Thursday) for anyone with information to come forward.

Updating on their investigation, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Following a video doing the rounds in the last 24 hours which appeared to show a school boy being assaulted, both boys have now been identified.

“Our investigation is ongoing. If you physically witnessed the incident or have any further information about it, please contact us via 101. The incident number is 233 of 24/05/18.”

They added: “Finally, you’ll notice that the incident number is from today. Yesterday, people were more than happy to share it all over the internet, saying how terrible it was, yet not lift the phone and report it. That is a sad indictment on those who did so.

“If you see something that you believe could be illegal or harmful to someone, don’t assume someone else will report it. If it shocks you that much, lift the phone.”

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