Warning: This story includes footage that may be distressing to some readers.
Violent footage has emerged of a security guard being kicked in the head by a teenager at an underage Perth festival on Saturday.
The incident allegedly took place at the Perth Good Life festival at around 6:30pm.
The video shows a young man who is seen wrestling with the security guard, surrounded by hundreds of spectators.
A second boy viciously kicks the guard directly in the face, leaving him limp on the grass.
Both teenagers are seen to flee from the scene as bystanders react in horror. A crowd forms around the guard, offering assistance as he attempts to stand.
Good Life Festival promoters have responded to the incident, claiming that the security guard in question was immediately attended to by a medical team and taken to hospital for assessment.
He was reportedly discharged a few hours later.
"Good Life works months in advance of each city to put detailed security and contingency plans in place, working carefully with stakeholders to ensure the safety of our patrons," they wrote in a statement.
"The safety of Good Life attendees and staff is our highest priority. Promoters do not condone violence of any kind, and take these issues extremely seriously."
West Australian police have confirmed that an investigation into the incident is underway.
"The victim has been assisting us and we are going through the stages of investigating and identifying those who were involved," a WA Police spokesperson told The Huffington Post Australia.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Read the full statement from Good Life and Frontier Touring below:
The safety of Good Life attendees and staff is our highest priority. Promoters do not condone violence of any kind, and take these issues extremely seriously.
Following the incident on site, the security guard in question was immediately attended to by medical teams and taken to hospital by an on-site ambulance for assessment. He was discharged a few hours later. Good Life promoters will continue to monitor his well-being. The incident is being investigated by the Police.
Good Life works months in advance of each city to put detailed security and contingency plans in place, working carefully with stakeholders to ensure the safety of our patrons. In Perth, this plan included:
An Event Operations Centre (EOC) comprising of an emergency management team of eight management personnel, with closed circuit CCTV monitoring the event operations.
Consultation with WA Police on the event.
130 x licenced security personnel and an Event Safety officer.
1 x Standby Ambulance with Commander and 2 x paramedics.
St John Medical team providing 3 x First Aid Posts, 14 x First Aid responders, 1 x Doctor, 2 x nurses, 2 x management staff, 1 x communications officers and 1 x Event Commander.
24 x Red Frogs crowd care service staff and volunteers & chill out areas.
Free drinking water located throughout the venue and at stage barriers
All festivalgoers are checked for ID, age, breathalysed, undergo bag searches and wrist banded upon entry. Random drug testing is also conducted at the front entrance. There are no licensed bars on the premises, PA loops are utilised for entry and exit crowd control, with security in place until 30 minutes after the event. Red Frogs crowd care also enlist over 24 volunteers to be on call for any punters requiring assistance during the day.
To respect the privacy of the security guard, no further comments will be made.
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