Footage has emerged via social media of the moment a Met Police officer is kicked in the back by a male as he detained a suspect.
The footage was uploaded to Twitter by ‘For The People’ (@FTPMedia1) who said:
‘A met police officer has been ‘fly kicked’ whilst trying to make an arrest in London this afternoon.
‘This the second time a met police officer has been ‘fly kicked’ by feral youths in the space of a few months.
‘RETWEET, somebody must know who this scumbag is!’
Police Federation boss, John Apter, said:
‘An officer trying to do his job, attacked by a ‘not so brave’ scum bag who will wear this like some badge of honour.
‘This type of behaviour is becoming the norm which is not only sad, it’s dangerous’.
In the video (below) an officer can be seen kneeling down next to a suspect who appears to be compliant.
A youth stood who is stood behind the officer, then approaches him from behind as he is goaded on by other bystanders.
The youth, wearing a blue t-shirt, then launches a single kick at the officer before immediately running off.
The officer temporarily loses his balance after being kicked by the youth.
If you recognise the male who kicked the officer, then you are encouraged to call the police on 101 or to make contact with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.