Melbourne boy, 14, is kicked in the face and brutally bashed by a mob of teenagers in unprovoked attack

Melbourne boy, 14, is kicked in the face and brutally bashed by a mob of teenagers in unprovoked attack, by Nelson Groom.

A mob of teenagers have been caught on camera kicking a teenager in the head before relentlessly bashing him as he cowered on the floor.

Haydyn Wilson, 14, [was] set upon by a group of five older teenagers in the unprovoked attack at Woodgrove shopping centre, in Melbourne’s north-west, on Wednesday. …

Eyewitness Joel Hamilton said Haydyn tried to flee his attackers before the sent him onto the floor and assaulted him again.

‘He was on the ground bleeding so much, his nose was all pushed back it didn’t look too nice,’ Mr Hamilton said.

His attackers uploaded video to Facebook where it amassed 64,000 shares.

The media report does not mention race, religion, or motive. The attackers posted video on line, which suggests the attack was a trophy or had some significance. I hope this isn’t like the polar bear attacks in the US. (Would the media alert us if such attacks occurred here? They didn’t in the US.)