Schoolboy, 16, 'who waterboarded Syrian refugee' tells Tommy Robinson he is scared for his life after receiving death threats
The 16-year-old said he was "scared for his life" after a video of the apparent assault went viral.
In an interview with English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson, the teen – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said: "My address got put out and there were people turning up at my house in cars, all this type of stuff.
"We went into hiding because we've had all these threats, rape threats, death threats."
It comes after the footage went viral, with it appearing to show 15-year-old victim Jamal thrown to the ground and threatened at a Huddersfield school in West Yorkshire.
But the 16-year-old teen denied to the Sun Online he was bullying his Syrian classmate, claiming the pair had been on "good terms".
In a handwritten statement to The Sun Online, the youth denied he was a racist, saying he accept full responsibility for what happened.
The teen had previously shared Britain First posts on social media.
The lad, 16, who has since gone into hiding with his family, said the right-wing organisation ‘do right’ and posted links to Tommy Robinson mocking burkas.
Reports also surfaced that his mother is a convicted racist, prosecuted after spitting on a business owner and calling him a "p**i" and "terrorist".
Since the alleged attack, the family of the alleged 15-year-old victim spoke out, revealing his devastation at his son being targeted in the incident at Almondbury Community School.
The dad said he was relieved in coming to England – but now his family no longer feel safe.
He said: “In the beginning I thought we are coming for sanctuary and safety but when I saw what happened to my children I don't know what to say.”
The family of the teen has also vowed to sue Tommy Robinson after the far-right activist claimed the teen had been targeted in a revenge attack.
Last week, Robinson admitted to spreading fake news about Muslims attacking white kids after wading into the Syrian refugee bullying row.
The clip, shared tens of thousands of times, shows the victim with his arm in a cast being dragged to the floor by his neck as his attacker says "I'll drown you" on a school playing field.
The teen then pours a bottle of water in his face while others watch and cheer.
After a Go Fund Me page was set up to support the young boy and his family more than £125,000 was raised by well-wishers in less than 48 hours.
Prime Minister Theresa May also spoke out after the incident, saying the amount raised to support the victim showed the "true spirit of Britain".
West Yorkshire Police previously confirmed a 16-year-old boy had been interviewed over the attack.
They said he had been reported for summons for an offence of assault ahead of a youth court appearance.
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