A 16 year old girl, who can not be named for legal reasons, has been order to pay compensation and “make reparations” to two 14 year old girls she was caught on video bullying last month in Northfield.
Videos of the incident, in which the teen was seen forcing the two girls to their knees, hitting out and stealing a mobile phone, went viral on the Internet, attracting anger from viewers around the world.
Last month, the 16 year old pleaded guilty to assault and robbery at Birmingham Youth Court.
Today, the court has handed her a 10 month referral order with intensive contract. The teen will appear before a youth offender panel who will decide what reparations she will need to make to redress the harm she has caused. The victims wishes will be taken into consideration and agreed actions will then have to be done for the next 10 months or she will be sent back to court for resentencing.
The bully has also been ordered to pay £500 in total in compensation to her victims and her mother has been given a three-month parenting order, which will involve the regular attendance of guidance sessions.
Detective Constable Michelle Beasley said: “The girl in question has fully admitted the offences she was charged with and is disgusted by her own actions.
“This was an act of bullying in its most sadistic and spiteful form – people who viewed the footage online were quite rightly outraged by what they had seen.
“While it is only right the victims in this case have a say in how this girl will make up for what she has done, her real sentence is the video of her appalling behaviour, which is likely to remain on the internet haunting her for many years to come.”
A second 16 year old girl suspected of being involved in the attack has been interviewed by officers and her case is being assessed by the Crown Prosecution Service.
West Midlands Police had asked members of the public to remove the video from social media accounts while the case was ongoing.