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Two boys from Bradford charged over online assault video

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Image caption Video footage of two boys attacking a 12-year-old boy was posted online

Two 13-year-old boys have been charged with attempted robbery and assault after a video of a 12-year-old boy being attacked was posted online.

The footage shows two boys repeatedly kicking and punching the young victim in a "sustained and violent attack".

West Yorkshire Police said the two boys, from the Heaton area of Bradford, have been bailed to appear at Bradford Youth Court.

A third 13-year-old boy was released on bail pending further enquiries.

The force said the 12-year-old boy was "safe and well".

Det Ch Insp Terry Long said the incident had been reported to police after the video was posted on Facebook on Friday.

He said the incident was not believed to be racially motivated.

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