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Teenager charged in relation to Facebook 'forced apology' video

The film shows a teenager hitting the girls and forcing them to get on their knees and grovel.

A TEENAGER HAS been arrested in connection with an attack on two other young girls that has been viewed on Facebook over 6 million times.

Police in the UK confirmed that the 16-year-old girl will appear in court to hear allegations she robbed the two teenage girls, both aged 14, in Northfield in the West Midlands on Saturday night.

Uploaded on Facebook 

The video shows the two girls being threatened, screamed at and forced to the ground by one girl.

The girls are then forced to grovel in a humiliating apology to another girl.

One of the girls’ handbags is then emptied and thrown on to the main road.

The video shows a number of other teenagers present, who are all seen chatting and laughing.

In a statement yesterday, the police said the violence shown against these two girls is “completely unacceptable”.

It added:

This kind of mindless attack will not be tolerated in Birmingham and those involved will be brought to justice.

Court appearance

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with robbery and assault and will appear at Birmingham Youth Court.

She was remanded in custody after being charged.

Police have asked anyone who has published or shared the video to remove it from their social media accounts.

Inspector John Askew from Birmingham South Police, added:

We would also remind people, especially social media users, that now a charge has been made the name of the teenager cannot be reported. This could jeopardise court proceedings.

The account where the video was first uploaded has removed the video.

Home defaced

Police also confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it is investigating graffiti daubed on a house in Northfield on Monday evening.

The house is believed to be the home of the suspect.

The criminal damage was spotted by officers on routine patrol at around 11pm. The owners of the property have organised for its removal as the police inquiry continues.

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