East Lothian parents slam violent Instagram account encouraging Tranent youngsters to post fight videos
A shocking Instagram page that encourages children as young as 11-years-old to post violent fight videos has been slammed as “horrific”.
The Instagram page titled East Lothian Fights features savage mobile phone footage of school children punching and kicking lumps out of each other.
One brutal clip shows a teenage girl being repeatedly punched to the head by another girl on the backseat of a bus while a group of the attacker’s pals laugh in the background.
The aggressor wearing a white jumper is seen to punch and kick her victim as the youngster cowers in the corner of the bus.
Close to the end of the clip her shrieking pals are heard to shout out comments like “That’s shan [wrong]” and “That’s it now, leave it - that’s it, leave it.”
A second vicious 40 second video features two teenage boys punching each other to the head before they fall to the ground and are seen to kick each other on the body.
It is believed most of the violent phone clips, which have been viewed hundreds of times, were filmed in locations in Tranent, East Lothian.
Stunned parents have now taken to social media to slam the Instagram account which encourages its followers to “send in fight or arguing” clips.
One mum said: “I can’t believe what I’ve just watched. Came across this Instagram page called ‘east lothian fights’ and there’s kids I know (friends kids) following and liking the videos.
“It has made me feel sick - how can kids find this entertaining? The page needs shut down.”
Another sickened parent posted: “I think I recognise some of these kids, it’s horrific. This page needs to be reported as some of these girls are 11-years-old.”
While a third added: “All videos seem to be in Tranent. That bus video of a gang of young females about 14-year-olds beating up another young lass is horrific.”
The disturbing East Lothian Fights Instagram page has so far attracted 140 followers and it is believed the account was created around one week ago.
The page had five ultra-violent video clips posted showing children engaged in fights but the page was suddenly taken down on Monday night.
East Lothian Council has been asked for comment.