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Sussex police confirm they are investigating video of alleged bullying incident at Crawley school

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BREAKING NEWS: Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy.

UPDATE 17:30 – POLICE HAVE NOW CONFIRMED THEY HAVE DROPPED THIS INVESTIGATION AND HAVE HANDED IT OVER TO THE SCHOOL.

A video that allegedly shows a Crawley school boy being bullied by other pupils is being investigated by Sussex Police the force has confirmed.

The video emerged on social media yesterday (19th Nov) and was shared across multiple social media platforms.

The video appears to show a school boy being tied to a pole before a pupil then approaches him and appears to try to push leaves into his face.

The majority of social media groups have now taken action to either have it removed or to not share it at all.

The incident which is purported to involve students from Oriel High School in Crawley caused outrage from many people across the town and the school confirmed they were aware of its existence but have not yet offered a statement.

Sussex Police confirmed that they were now liasing with the school and investigating the incident.

In a statement Sussex Police said:

“Police are investigating and liaising with Oriel High School at Maidenbower in Crawley following the emergence of a video on social media that shows the alleged bullying of a boy by other students, reportedly from the school.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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