Police investigating the alleged assault of a child on the streets of a north-east town last night arrested two 13-year-olds.
The boys were detained by officers probing an incident which took place in Peterhead.
An investigation was launched after video emerged on social media which appeared to show a youngster being attacked.
The force last night confirmed that two boys, both aged 13, had been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.
Police said the two youngsters arrested last night “will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit in due course”.
Sergeant Alex Carle of the Buchan Community Policing Team said: “North East Division will not tolerate any incidents of violence within our communities and will take robust action on those involved, including those involved in the recording of these incidents.
“Incidents of this nature are distressing to watch and we have been in regular contact with the youngster involved and his family.
“I would like to thank those within the community that have contacted the police and assisted us in our inquiries.”
Last night councillors in the town expressed sympathy for the alleged victim.
Peterhead South and Cruden councillor Alan Fakley said: “My thoughts go out to the young lad and his family.”