THIS is the shocking moment a teenage thug punches a homeless man in the face.
The youngster clenched his fist as he stood over the helpless man before he launched the sickening attack.
He was being cheered on by his friends and the person who filmed it wrote: “Don’t worry I’m training my boy up.”
Cops are now investigating and have “identified a male” following the incident in Burnley, Lancs.
Snapchat footage shows the boy take a full swing with his right hand before striking the defenceless rough sleeper.
The video was re-posted online by comedian Robin Armstrong, who shares videos of bullies.
He wrote on Facebook: “Kids now attacking the homeless! How low can they get! Why is this happening what is possibly going through there (sic) minds.
“This is happened in Burnley, the audacity to put ‘don’t worry I’m training my boy up’ You are scum of the earth.”
The incident has sparked fury and outrage on Facebook.
Xavier Ash Ali wrote online: “The only reason why the police are investigating is that the video has been released and the 2 individuals have been identified from the video and probably had threats of violence made against them as they both have deleted their Facebook accounts.”
Nicola Leverett said: “You should make him do community service at the homeless shelter….educate him and let him talk to people he might realise the error of his ways!”
Angela Murray said: “Broke my heart watching the video. Wish I hadn’t. Evil. To cap it off, his friends and family members are practically justifying what he did because the homeless gentleman is a thief! The arrogance is off scale.”
A Burnley and Padiham Police spokesman said: “We are aware of a video currently circulating on Facebook regarding the alleged assault of a homeless man in Burnley.
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“Following enquiries we have identified a male and we will be speaking to him in due course.
“We are at the early stages of our investigation and would encourage people not to name any individuals linked to this incident on social media.
“We will update you when we have progressed our investigation.”
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