West Midlands Police continue to ask anyone who has posted the viral Northfield bullying video on their social media accounts to remove it, after a 16 year old girl pleaded guilty to the attack at Birmingham Youth Court today.
The girl, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was remanded into local authority care following the hearing and will next appear at Birmingham Youth Court on Monday 3 August.
A West Midlands Police statement said: “Although she has now pleaded guilty she has not been sentenced yet and this investigation is still on-going. We would continue to ask anyone who has published or shared the video to remove it from their social media accounts.”
A second girl, believed to be out of the country on holiday, will be questioned by police on her return.
Inspector John Askew from Birmingham South Police, added: “We would also remind people, especially social media users, that reporting restrictions are in place and the name of the teenager cannot be reported. This could jeopardise future court proceedings.
“Whilst shaken the two victims were not seriously injured and are now recovering at home with the support of their families and friends.”
Anyone under 18 who has been the victim of bullying can contact Childline on 0800 1111 for support and advice.