Disturbing Facebook video shows 14-year-old schoolgirl being beaten by bullies as others laugh …
This is the sickening moment a schoolgirl is mercilessly beaten on the floor, as onlookers laugh before posting the footage onto Facebook.
The disturbing footage shows 14-year-old Bethany Gallimore, from the village of Mow Cop in Cheshire, being stamped and punched before getting back on her feet and nursing a bloody nose.
One of the giggling onlookers is heard saying: “You’ve f***** her nose.”
Filmed in Kidsgrove on Sunday night, it wasn’t long before the video was shared on social media.
Speaking to the Stoke Sentinel, the victim said: “They crowded around me saying stuff to me, they said I was ugly and fat, that they hoped I would drop dead.
“They hit me across the face and kicked and punched me. They then spat on me and left.
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“I have been bullied since I was in Year 7, so it was bound to happen sometime. But I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.”
The Congleton High School student was attacked while walking through the town centre when she was called “nasty” names by a gang.
Her parents, Daniel and Denise, took her to Royal Stoke University Hospital after the incident.
While there Bethany was given an X-ray, and doctors treated her for cuts and bruising.
Bethany’s dad Daniel, who works as a lorry driver, said: “Me and my wife went for a drink at the pub and then we saw Bethany walk in covered in blood.
“I was so shocked to see her like that. I was angry and upset but also really frightened for her. We cleaned her up and took her home and later we saw the video on Facebook.”
Since being uploaded, the video has been shared almost 5,000 times.
Her mum Denise added: “I don’t want these kids to walk the streets of Kidsgrove and get away with it. I want people to know what those girls are capable of doing. Bethany won’t go to Kidsgrove again.
“It makes me feel sick to think about what happened.
“People are always telling me what a lovely girl she is. She is so caring. She has loads of friends and is a very happy girl, everyone loves her.
“Obviously, she has been really upset but I know she won’t let them bring her down.
“She will get back up.”
Upset: Bethany Gallimore, with mum Denise and dad Daniel
But Bethany has admitted the assault has left her scared after years of being cruelly picked on.
She said: “It is upsetting to see my mum so upset.
“I burst into tears as soon as I saw her.
“I want people to see what had happened to me by watching the video on Facebook.
“I’ve had lots of friend requests on Facebook and messages, asking if I was alright.
“A girl from New York even messaged me. She had seen the video and she said lots of bloggers from America have written about it.
“She was really kind, she was wishing me luck.
Hurt: Bethany with mum Denise
“It cheers me up to know people care.
“I am worried about going back to school, I know everyone has seen the video and will be talking about it.”
Police said in a statement: “The investigation has begun.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 685 of March 27.