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Shocking moment gang of machete-wielding thugs attack defenceless teen outside school
21 October 2022, 10:40 | Updated: 21 October 2022, 10:46
A group of thugs have been caught attacking a defenceless teen with a machete outside a school.
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Footage shared on social media showed the group kicking and hitting a boy dressed in school uniform on the ground.
One of the attackers was seen wielding a machete as the shocking beating continued.
Other students watching on could be seen shrieking in horror with the ongoing violence showing no sign of stopping in Walsall.
A girl could be heard crying "they’re beating the s**t out of him".
Warning - footage on link contains swearing
A man appearing to be a security guard could be seen rushing to the scene, throwing himself at the centre of the group to protect the boy cowering away on the floor.
Dress in a yellow high-vis jacket, he broke up the fight and attempted to grab one of the attackers, forcing the mob to flee.
He was commended for the move online, with one Twitter user saying: "Love the fella in the high viz! Need more men like him to tackle the animals."
Another person tweeted: "The security staff deserve a medal for stopping that machete attack outside the school.
"The first guy was amazingly brave and put himself in the way of the blade."
As they escaped, one boy put his middle finger up to the camera while the hooded boy carrying the machete attempted to put the weapon back in its case.
West Midlands Police said: "We're aware of a video circulating on social media of an attack by a school.
"This footage was already in our possession and is believed to be linked to an incident reported on 3 October that’s already being investigated.
"The incident involved a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed in the leg by West Walsall E Act Academy.
"We’ve arrested three teenage boys, all aged 14, in connection with the incident. They have been bailed with conditions."
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the others involved and anyone with information has been urged to get in touch via Live Chat quoting crime reference number 20/830020/22.