Two teens arrested after Muslim family abused and attacked in Wolverhampton

Two teenage boys have been arrested after a Muslim family were racially abused and attacked at a park in Wolverhampton.

The boys, aged 15 and 17, will be questioned over the shocking incident which happened in West Park, Wolverhampton, at around 8.30pm on June 5.

Shocking mobile phone footage captured the moment the two youths aimed racist and threatening remarks at the victims as children played nearby. One of those involved could be heard threatening to “personally stab” an onlooker.

West Midlands Police urged people not to share the clip – which has been widely circulated on social media – as it may cause “further upset” to those involved.

A spokesman for the force said: “We understand this incident has caused concern within the community and we want to reassure everyone that we take such matters extremely seriously.

“As a result of our enquiries two boys, aged 15 and 17, were arrested at around 9.30pm on Monday from an address in Wolverhampton on suspicion of a racially aggravated assault. They remain in police custody to be questioned in due course.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident although our investigations are continuing and we’d appeal for any witnesses to the incident to get in contact.

“We are also aware of a video of the incident circulating on social media and again ask that people do not continue to share this, as it may cause further upset to the family involved.”

Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken with officers should contact the force via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight. Alternatively call 101, quoting log number 3816 of June 5.

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