Video has emerged on social media of an incident in Tower Hamlets (London) filmed by the passenger of a vehicle that was parked near to an adjacent housing estate.
In the footage, two workman can be seen waiting in their work van as a local resident paces up-and-down only a few feet away from where they were parked.
After a couple of minutes, the resident walks over to the driver of the van and initially seems to engage in a bit of banter with the driver, although he is clearly agitated.
The resident asks if the driver is on ‘wacky backy’ or any other drugs.
However, the resident then becomes more and more agitated during the conversation and quickly starts to act more and more aggressively towards the driver of the van.
The driver asks the resident if he is a ‘copper’ – citing an earlier reference alleged to have been made by the angry resident that he has a ‘warrant card’.
The resident yells about the fact that his mother used to have an issue with lorries which were parked in the same spot as the workman.
In the bizarre encounter (below), the resident then starts to kick the van whilst using various expletives to convey his dissatisfaction with the van driver.
The driver tells the resident to move away, but the resident then produces a kitchen knife and hits the drivers window with the blade.
The driver, clearly shocked by what is happening, winds his window up before starting the van and driving off.
The driver of the van can be heard saying: “and Tower Hamlets is f__king safe is it!?” before leaving the scene.
The video has been viewed almost 2.5 million times on social media.
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