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Huddersfield school refugee 'attack' video: Boy, 16, to be charged

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Image caption Police said the video was filmed at Almondbury Community School

A 16-year-old boy is to be charged with assault after a video showing a 15-year-old Syrian refugee being attacked was shared on social media.

The boy is shown being dragged to the ground at a school in Huddersfield before water is poured into his face.

The video was filmed in a lunch break at Almondbury Community School on 25 October, West Yorkshire Police said.

The force said the older boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Youth Court "in due course".

Police initially said they were investigating a report of a racially aggravated assault.

An online fundraising page set up to help the 15-year-old boy and his family has so far raised more than £50,000.

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Image caption The incident took place on 25 October

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