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Syrian Schoolboy «Waterboarded» by Fellow Student in UK

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A youngster, who fled Syria with his family and relocated to the UK, has been attacked and dragged to the ground by his neck by another student in an incident that outraged politicians and the public.

"Someone needs to go to this school and STAND UP FOR THIS YOUNG MAN! Immediately! Have some guts and help this kid. What is wrong with the adults in this place???" an infuriated Twitter user said in reaction to the video reposted by a Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood.

Like Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, who has been supporting the family of the boy, Ellwood condemned the assault, calling it an "absolute disgrace."

The footage shows the 15-year-old boy, whose arm is in the cast, knocked down to the ground on playing fields at Almondbury Community School by another student, who then forced water from a bottle in the victim's mouth, while holding him down forcefully.

During the attack, the attacker is heard saying "I'll drown you."

"We are investigating a report of a racially-aggravated assault of a 15-year-old boy which occurred on playing fields at Almondbury Community School at about 1pm on October 25. A 16-year-old boy has been interviewed by voluntary attendance in connection with the incident and we are continuing to progress the investigation," Superintendent Steve Dodds, of West Yorkshire Police Kirklees District, said.

A GoFundMe page has been for the bullied youngster and has already gathered over $65,000.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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