Justin Bieber has been cleared of assault, almost two months after he was accused of hitting a 12-year-old boy.
The 16-year-old pop star was accused of striking the boy in the face while playing a game of laser tag – an infrared points scoring gun game – in Canada in October but police have now decided not to press charges after failing to find evidence of wrongdoing on his part.
Corporal Turley of the Richmond Royal Canadian Mounted Police told RadarOnline.com: “This investigation into the incident is now complete and no charges will be forwarded as the evidence collected [doesn’t] support doing so.”
Conflicting reports had emerged after the incident with some witnesses saying the ‘Baby’ hitmaker was cornered by a group of eager fans and “accidentally hit the kid while running away”.
Other eyewitnesses interviewed about the incident by the police claimed the pop star could have been the real victim of bullying after he was allegedly cornered during the game.
A witness said: “I don’t think Justin was called a ‘f****’ or anything like that and he certainly did not punch the other kid on the face.
“I saw the kid when he left the game and he had no bruises or red marks on his face that could have been the result of being punched or hit hard.”