The family of a Wales teen who was brutally beaten by bullies released shocking photos of his injuries that show the teen’s face severely swollen and covered in blood.
The disturbing images showed the 15-year-old with blood covering his mouth and lower face, with the right side of his face completely swollen. The boy was reportedly on his way home from school and had just gotten off a bus when he was attacked by bullies.
The teen suffered two fat lips and was rushed to the hospital for a broken jaw. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and ultimately released on bail in connection to the incident.
Sarah Davies, a family friend who posted the photos, asked people for help: “Please, if anyone saw anything please tell the police. I’m sharing this with his mum’s permission.”
The photos were shared on social media more than 8,000 times and prompted outrage among viewers.
“Some utter scumbags about — why oh why do people think its big and clever to kick the crap out of someone,” one viewer commented. “I hope they catch the scumbag that did this.”
“What a disgusting cowardly attack on a young boy. I hope he recovers soon Physically , and I hope he isn’t too [traumatized] by this later on,” another added.
A spokesman for the South Wales Police in Wales, where the incident took place, released a statement asking anyone involved to come forward.
“Police in Bridgend are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a teenage boy in North Cornelly to come forward,” the statement read.