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The school is closed as the boy loses a finger while fleeing bullies and the police make a new statement

Raheem Bailey, 11, pinched his finger at the Abertillery Learning Community while climbing over a fence trying to flee his captors and later had to amputate it

Raheem's mother claimed that he caught his finger while climbing over a fence while trying to escape from his captors
Raheem’s mother claimed that he caught his finger while climbing over a fence while trying to escape from his captors

A school has been temporarily closed for “health and safety reasons” after a boy reportedly lost a finger while fleeing bullies.

Raheem Bailey, 11, was allegedly attacked, punched, kicked and pushed to the ground by a group of children at school in the Abertillery Learning Community in South Wales on Tuesday May 17.

Police issued a new statement saying they were investigating.

A go fund me Page also raised £88,500 in just three days to buy Raheem a prosthetic finger, reports Wales Online.

His mother, Shantal Bailey, said Raheem caught his finger climbing a fence while attempting to flee his tormentors, which later had to be amputated. She said Raheem was subjected to “racial and physical abuse.”

Shantal said Raheem was also bullied because of his height. The problems reportedly began when he entered Abertillery Learning Community secondary school in September.







Raheem Bailey, 11, was allegedly attacked, punched, kicked and pushed to the ground by a group of children at school in the Abertillery Learning Community in South Wales on Tuesday May 17
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Police had previously said they were “working with the school as part of our ongoing investigation”. And Gwent Police have now confirmed they are “currently investigating a report of an attack on an 11-year-old boy at a school in Abertillery on Tuesday 17 May”.

In a statement posted to Twitter late Sunday night, Superintendent Vicki Townsend said: “Our officers are supporting and working closely with the family of the boy who sustained a serious injury to his hand while exiting school grounds following the reported attack because of it.” got caught in a fence.

“There has been significant interest and coverage since we received this report on Wednesday May 18th. I urge people to consider the impact their social media posts and comments may have on those affected while the police investigation continues. We are working closely with the school and officials continue to conduct investigations in the area.”







Raheem with his mother and family
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Anyone with information that might help the ongoing police investigation can call police on 101 on 2200165495 or DM them on Twitter.

In a statement also released on Sunday, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council said all Abertillery Learning Community campuses would be closed on Monday.

The statement read: “The Abertillery Learning Community is working with Gwent Police in connection with an ongoing investigation into an alleged attack on the secondary campus.

“All Abertillery Learning Community campuses will be closed tomorrow for health and safety reasons. Learners will have access to blended learning starting Monday, May 23rd.

“The safety and well-being of learners and staff is of the utmost importance to the learning community and local authority at all times.”

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