Trio arrested after video of alleged playground assault shared online

Natasha Christian

WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: Three teenage boys are assisting NSW police after horrifying video of an alleged assault and robbery was shared on social media.

The footage uploaded to a Facebook account on Saturday showed two males punching and taunting a boy as he lay trapped in a tyre swing in a playground at Bonnells Bay, in Lake Macquarie.

The uploader bragged about sharing the footage, claiming the alleged victim was “bashed for talking s***”.

They also boasted in another post about how many views the video had gained since it was uploaded.

The disturbing alleged assault was shared on Facebook.
The disturbing alleged assault was shared on Facebook.

NSW Police told 7 News Online three males; a 19-year-old, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, were assisting police with inquiries after the alleged assault.

Police confirmed the trio was arrested at a Tuggerah shopping centre on Sunday morning.

Police could not confirm whether the alleged victim in the footage or the video uploader had been arrested.