A MOTHER who shared a video of a vicious attack on her teenage daughter on social media has explained the decision.

Kim Nicoll posted two videos of the alleged assault on her 14-year-old daughter Chloe De-Mar by two other girls on Facebook on Wednesday, August 29.

The incident was recorded on a mobile phone at about 7.45pm on Tuesday, August 28, in the Lyde Green area of the Bristol.

The shocking footage shows the 14-year-old kicked in the head in a vicious attack filmed on a mobile phone - and shared online by mum Kim.

Kim, 35, shared the footage of her daughter being dragged to the floor by her hair and repeatedly kicked and punched in the head as she lay on the ground.

Shockingly, the assault was carried out by two young girls - and Kim shared the footage on Facebook.

Kim said: "I never could have imagined the response that it had. I changed my privacy settings and it just went like wildfire.

"I do care about the other kids because I'm a mother, but they were kicking my daughter in the head and there was no remorse from them whatsoever.

"My heart does go out to these kids because they are kids. I could have kept quiet and they could have gotten away with it."

She said she spent nearly 24 hours deciding whether to make the footage public - and that she had no idea why her daughter was targeted.

The mum-of-three said: "I'd be the first person to hold Chloe to account.

"People said to me to share it to Facebook. It took me a while to share it, I thought long and hard about it.

"The incident happened at 8pm on Tuesday and I didn't post it until 3pm on Wednesday."

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "We were called at 10.10pm yesterday (August 28) to reports of an incident in the Lyde Green area of South Gloucestershire, at around 7.45pm, in which a teenage girl was assaulted.

"Enquiries are underway."