After a sickening video went viral, showing a bully choking and waterboarding a younger boy at his school, the internet has pooled together to help out the victim.

More than £50,000 has now been raised for the boy and his family, believed to be Syrian refugees living in Huddersfield.

In the video, a 16-year-old boy, surrounded by his friends, approaches 15-year-old Jamal – already in a cast – and says “What you been saying now?” before grabbing him by the neck and pinning him to the ground.

He then starts to squirt water in his face, saying “I’ll drown you”.

He eventually lets go, leaving Jamal to calmly compose himself and leave.

A GoFundMe was started for the boy, reading:

We want to raise money for the family to ease their situation and hopefully they can use the funds to help improve their quality of life and to put a smile on their faces.

Having left a war torn country, the least they deserve is to live in peace without being harassed. Please donate generously and let’s change this horrible situation into a blessing in disguise for them.

In the wake of the incident, police questioned the boy believed to be the bully.

The Mirror reported that Superintendent Steve Dodds, of West Yorkshire Police Kirklees District, said:

We are investigating a report of a racially-aggravated assault of a 15-year-old boy which occurred on playing fields at Almondbury Community School at about 1pm on October 25.

A 16-year-old boy has been interviewed by voluntary attendance in connection with the incident and we are continuing to progress the investigation.

The headteacher of the school weighed in, saying they were supporting the investigation. He said:

The safety and welfare of students is of paramount importance to us and this was a very serious incident.

We are not able to comment further as we are supporting the police with their investigation but I want to be clear that we do not tolerate unacceptable behaviour of any sort in our school.

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