POLICE in Skelmersdale have made a number of arrests after a distressing video circulated on social media which appears to show a teenage boy being assaulted and then held over a wall near the Concourse Shopping Centre.
Police have been carrying out a number of enquiries since the incident was reported to them and they have identified the victim and visited him at home.
A 20-year-old man from Skelmersdale was arrested on Thursday (November 25) in connection with the incident.
Police have also arrested three boys, each aged 15. Those arrested have been bailed with conditions while police continue our investigation into this incident.
A spokesman for Skelmersdale Police said: “We absolutely recognise that this incident has caused huge anger in the community. We continue to offer the victim and his family our support.
“We appreciate that the content of the video is upsetting and would ask people to refrain from sharing the video or from taking matters into their own hands, particularly for the sake of the victim involved. Rest assured that we are dealing with it.
“If you do have any information please call us on 101 quoting log number 0228 of November 24th.”