Police have made four arrests after an ‘upsetting and unprovoked’ assault on a child in Kirkham.

The assault was reported to the police who urged people not to share footage of the incident, which was filmed.

A police spokesperson said: “We can report that four juveniles have been arrested and have been released on bail with conditions whilst the investigation continues. 

“This behaviour will not be tolerated and robust policing methods will be used to tackle criminality and ASB issues. We are aware that this incident has been recorded on mobile phone footage. 

“We are in possession of this and we would urge you not to circulate said footage in order to safeguard the parties involved.”