“Smash a P*aki” thugs video themselves beating up Edinburgh schoolboy

A pack of 13-year-old thugs beat up a schoolboy because of his race, then put a video of the assault on Twitter with the words, “Smash a P*ki.”

The Daily Record reports that Police Scotland are treating it as a hate crime and two boys have been arrested.

The video shows the victim begging: “Leave me, please, please, please.” But two attackers batter him to the ground while other boys stand around and egg them on.

The victim is punched and brutally kicked in the head. He tries repeatedly to escape but is thrown down and attacked again. Laughter is heard in the background as the assault continues.

One boy says: “That’s shan” (Edinburgh slang for “wrong”). But another replies: “No it’s no’. It’s funny as f***.”

One of the attackers punches the boy as he tries to get away. The victim is repeatedly punched in the head before a second boy runs in to help drag him to the floor.

Both boys strike the victim as he tries to protect his head. He manages to get up, but is hauled to the ground again and suffers another hail of punches and kicks.

The victim, who had to go to hospital after the beating, is in school uniform and has a rucksack. The attackers also appear to be dressed for school.

The video lasts 45 seconds, and was tagged with the names of two boys and the words “smash a P*ki”.

The footage was apparently deleted but another Twitter user saved and reposted it and called the attackers “scum”. He asked: “Why would you post a video of your mates beating up someone of an ethnic minority and then delete it?”

Police said: “Officers in Edinburgh investigated an assault in the East Craigs area which took place on Tuesday, September 13. A 13-year-old boy attended Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.

“Two boys, both 13, were charged in connection with this. Inquiries are ongoing in relation to a social media post connected to this incident. Officers remain committed to thoroughly investigating any and all reports of hate crime.”

Foysol Choudhury, chairman of Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council, said: “We strongly condemns this vicious and vile attack crime and would like to convey our sympathy to the victim. Our sympathy also goes to the victim’s family and friends.

“The school these boys attend should take measures to prevent other pupils getting involved in such shocking behaviour.”

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