happy slapping

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happy slapping

n
(Law) informal Brit the practice of attacking, esp slapping, an unsuspecting passer-by and filming it with a mobile camera phone, footage of which is then circulated for the amusement of others
[C21]
Translations
vidéo-lynchage
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They hatched a plan to happy slap him as part of their campaign against the father-of-two.
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A TEENAGER has been given a police reprimand following a happy slap attack in Bulkington.
Happy slap attackers pounced on a student and left her dazed in a city centre assault.
HAPPY slap attacks are being filmed INSIDE prisons and sent to cons in other jails.
A happy slap girl gang attack was filmed on a mobile phone.
In a sinister aping of the happy slap craze, the three-minute clip, which has been put to music, has been sent to hundreds of youths' phones in Northern Ireland over the weekend.