Police have confirmed they’re investigating a fight between schoolboys which went viral on social media.
A video of the scrap involving two teenagers at an Aycliffe bike track was posted online and shared thousands of times.
Police confirmed they received calls this week from the parents of the boys, believed to be about 14-years-old, who reported their children had been threatened online.
In the video a teenage boy can be seen following another round spoiling for a fight, kicking and punching him.
He is egged on by others who can be heard shouting encouragement.
Acting Sergeant Lyndon Towler said: “We have been made aware of an incident involving teenagers fighting on the bike track in Newton Aycliffe.
“Neighbourhood officers are investigating the incident and will be speaking to everybody involved.
“A video of the fight has been circulating on Facebook and we have been informed that several people have received threats since the video was uploaded.
“We would like to remind everyone that threats and abuse online can constitute criminal offences and will be dealt with accordingly.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.