POLICE have confirmed that the 15-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy that were arrested in relation to the violent assault in Amington on Monday have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Staffordshire Police have stated that they are continuing with their enquiries in relation to the incident on Monday 26 September on close to Woodland Road in Amington.
Both the female responsible for the assault and a male, believed to be the one responsible for the recording were arrested by Police earlier today, 28 Wednesday
Police are keen to inform local residents that the matter is being taken seriously. They have stepped up a visible presence in the area today.
Tamworth Informed request that the persons involved are not named on our media channels. Our thoughts are with the victim and her family.
We have not shares the video out of respect for the family and members of the public are being asked not to share the footage any further.
It is understood that all of the persons involved had links to Landau Forte Academy Amington.
The principle of the academy, Mr Robson issued the following statement:
You may be aware of footage of an unpleasant and vicious assault which took place on Monday evening away from the Academy. Amongst others, it involved three students who attend the Link Unit attached to this establishment.
Despite this happening away from the Academy, we have taken the strongest possible action against those who perpetrated it and those who stood by and encouraged it. This is something we will not tolerate and I know that parents and the Amington community will feel the same.
We are assisting the police with their enquiries and will ensure that all those who behaved so appallingly – whether from Amington Academy or elsewhere – are brought to justice.
The incident itself is a concern, however the tendency of some people to share the footage with others is equally wrong and any student we find sharing the footage will also be dealt with appropriately.
Thankfully, the student affected by the incident is safe and well following this distressing event.
If you or your child have any concerns or would like to speak to me, please get in touch via the Academy. We will continue to take the strongest action against anyone involved in unacceptable behaviour inside or outside the Academy and I know that we will have the full support of parents and students in doing so.
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson has said: “Officers are continuing to support the 13-year-old victim, who was treated in hospital for minor injuries and is now recovering at home. She is receiving appropriate support and her family are supportive of our investigation.
“We appreciate footage of the assault is in circulation and it is distressing. We would ask people not to share it any further on social media.
“Officers investigating the incident have seen the footage and it does form part of our investigation.
“We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our communities that such incidents in Tamworth, and Staffordshire as a whole, are rare.
“An increased, visible police presence has been implemented in the Tamworth area to provide reassurance to the local community.”
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police on 101, or speak to the officers on patrol.
You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.