UK: Police officer violently assaulted in London
Video footage of a London policeman being assaulted by an out of control assailant has surfaced and is circulating on social media.
At one point during the clip, a passerby takes a selfie as the officer is getting pummeled on the ground.
Responding to the incident, Marcus Barnett, Hackney’s Basic Command Unit Commander, said: “This is truly despicable, and society should never accept such behaviour — we are here to protect you! The officers are safe but clearly shaken and incredibly brave too. Arrests will be made… this must stop.”