A TEENAGER has been arrested for assault after a video showed a 15-year-old boy being repeatedly kicked in the head.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested after the shocking attack took place at 4pm on Sunday in City Park.

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The video shows the youngster being dragged off his bike and into the Mirror Pool while a gang of youths can be seen launching kicks at his head like a football.

West Yorkshire Police said the boy suffered minor injuries.

A lone warden, believed to be employed by Bradford Council, can be seen nearby but apparently does not physically intervene or attempt to stop the attack.

Bradford Council said the 'City Park custodian' informed the CCTV team of the attack and they called police.

Cllr Abdul Jabar, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said the employee behaved "absolutely correctly" and went to the aid of the boy.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Enquiries have now established this incident occurred at about 4pm on Sunday, 24 February.

“A 16-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released on bail for enquiries to continue.

“The victim, a 15-year-old male, was treated for minor injuries.

“The victim has not reported the matter as a hate crime.”

Cllr Nazam Azam (Labour, City) said: "It's a disgraceful attack and horrendous.

"Nobody should have to go through that and everybody should be safe in our district.

"They shouldn't have to encounter anything like this and it looks like the boy has gone through a serious trauma.

"The police are investigating and we should let them complete their inquiries and bring those responsible to justice."

Cllr Azam said the Council officer may not have got involved because he felt unsafe around a large number of youths.

He added: "If he felt threatened and his safety was at risk you wouldn't expect him to get involved."

Anyone who can identify the gang should contact police.

The attack has been described as a “terrible” and “life threatening assault” by disgusted readers who have seen the footage.

Posting on social media, Mohammed Rauf MBE, added: “Cringed watching this as it came up on my Twitter - my 13 year old goes out alone on his bike. What if...

@WYP_BradfordC please get these lads found and dealt with @bradfordmdc must be able 2 get good pics of the lads from cameras and @Bradford_TandA these vile creatures need exposing.

A spokesperson for Bradford Council said: “This incident is subject to a police investigation and we would not comment about it until the investigation is concluded.”