SUNDAY, May 13: A video of a child being physically abused by an adult is circulating the island.

The Bermuda Police Service has urged the public to stop spreading the footage any further.

They believe the video originated overseas but it is being disseminated in Bermuda via BlackBerry smartphones and social media.

A police spokesman said: “While there is no way to control the distribution of information through various technological means, we continue to discourage the dissemination of similar electronic messages by the public.”

Anyone with information regarding incidents of abuse should contact the Vulnerable Persons Unit on 247-1678.