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Teen charged after sickening video of bully tormenting girl emerges

Harrowing: The teen draws back her arm to land a punch on the defenceless girl
Harrowing: The teen draws back her arm to land a punch on the defenceless girl

Police investigating a sickening video in which a young girl was mercilessly beaten have charged a teenager in relation to the assault.

The video, which was shared on Facebook and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, shows a teenager dragging another girl around by her hair before kicking her in the head and punching her in the face. 

A number of young children are gathered around, many of them egging the girl on, shouting 'fight, fight, fight'. 

It is understood the incident occurred in the Cowdenbeath area of Fife, Scotland, on Sunday.

In the harrowing clip, the defenceless girl - who refrains from retaliating - is dragged by the hair, kicked in the face, punched in the face and has her head bashed off the road. 

Police confirmed they have arrested a 15-year-old in relation to the incident and she has been charged. 

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Fife have charged a 15-year-old girl in connection with an assault in the Cowdenbeath area.

"The incident was reported to police on Sunday, August 16. A report will be submitted to the Children’s Reporter.

"Thank you to those concerned members of the public who have contacted us regarding a video of an assault in Cowdenbeath, which is currently on social media."

The video was shared widely on Facebook and viewers were left horrified by the attack. 

One said: "This is sick - it's made me feel sick to the stomach and feel so sorry for her."

Another wrote: "The folk just standing there are just as bad one of them should a pulled that lassie of of her (sic)"