Shocking footage shows the moment a group of thugs beat a woman as she lay in the street – after a spate of videos which have captured brazen thefts and beatings across the capital.
Cameras caught the mob as it surrounded the 19-year-old woman outside a newsagent in South Norwood, London at 10pm on Saturday, August 27.
The gang knocked the woman to the ground where she tried to cover her head as around a dozen people punched and kicked her.
Video shows the woman, seemingly unaccompanied, unable to defend herself as she was attacked from all sides.
She was later taken to hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries, Met Police confirmed. It remains unclear what sparked the fight.
The incident comes after a spate of lawlessness which has plagued the city and left residents concerned for their safety.
Shocking footage shows how a large group of thugs viciously beat a woman as she lays in the street as violent crime and disorder surge across the capital
The mob surrounded the woman on Portland Road last Saturday. Police responded to the scene shortly after 10pm.
Footage shows bystanders jumping around the gang and egging them on as the woman was attacked.
The crowd dispersed when police officers arrived, and the woman can be seen being helped unsteadily to her feet.
‘Officers attended and it was reported that a 19-year-old woman had been assaulted by another woman,’ the force said in a statement issued to Mail Online.
‘She was taken to hospital where her injuries were assessed as not life threatening.’
Cameras captured the mob as it surrounded the 19 year-old woman outside a newsagent in South Norwood, London at 10pm on Saturday, August 27
The gang knocked the woman to the ground where she tried to cover her head as around a dozen people savagely punched and kicked her
No arrests have been made in connection to the incident and the Metropolitan Police said it is still trying to establish what happened.
Another incident happened right outside the newsagent shortly after the crowd dispersed, which can be seen in the video, but it is not clear what the cause was.
More police officers arrived at the scene and cleared crowds of people away from the scene and down the street.
‘Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances,’ officials said of the incidents. ‘No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 7131/28Aug. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’
The attack on the 19-year-old is just one of several brazen crimes London officials are currently investigating.
Earlier this week, a thief was caught on video snatching a watch off a man’s wrist in broad daylight while he was waiting outside a luxury Mayfair eaterie.
The customer, who has not been identified, was walking into a restaurant in Berkeley Square, London on Tuesday evening when his timepiece was ripped away by the thief in full view of people standing outside.
In the video footage, a person wearing a fedora and dark jacket stalks the man and approaches just as he is about to walk into the venue.
After a brief struggle, he sprints away from the scene with the watch now in his possession while the shocked restaurant-goer pursues him down the street.
Last week a thief dressed as a Deliveroo rider was caught on video smashing a £3million Bugatti Chiron with a hammer in a bid to steal a Kuwaiti playboy’s £110,000 Rolex
Video shows a rider stopping in traffic and smashing the sports car’s passenger side with a hammer on Hyde Park Corner, Mayfair last week
Earlier this week, a thief was caught on video snatching a watch off a man’s wrist in broad daylight while he was waiting outside a luxury Mayfair eaterie. The customer, who has not been identified, was walking into a restaurant in Berkeley Square, London on Tuesday evening when his timepiece was ripped away by the thief in full view of people standing outside
Last week a thief dressed as a Deliveroo rider was caught on video smashing a £3million Bugatti Chiron with a hammer in a bid to steal a Kuwaiti playboy’s £110,000 Rolex.
And on the same day in Chelsea, west London, a brave elderly woman armed with a stick was seen confronting masked knifemen who had stolen a £60,000 Rolex from a woman in the street.
The recent crimewave has prompted police chiefs to admit there was an increase in examples of on-street robberies.
Some social media users have squarely pointed the blame at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, accusing the left-wing leader of failing to curb knife crime and street thefts.
A brave elderly woman armed herself with a stick to help confront masked knifemen who had stolen a £60,000 Rolex from a woman in the street in Chelsea, west London
Footballer-turned rapper Takayo Nembhard, 21, was fatally stabbed on Ladbroke Grove under the Westway flyover at 8pm on Monday as thousands lined the west London streets for the Notting Hill Carnival.
Police officers gave him first aid until the arrival of paramedics, before he was taken to an ambulance ‘through significant crowds in challenging circumstances.’ He died in hospital a short time later.
The Met said there were ‘several hundred people in the immediate area’ and are likely to have been ‘a number of witnesses’ to the fatal stabbing.
Shortly after the incident police activated special powers within the area under a Section 60 order which allowed them to stop and search a person without suspicion for ‘dangerous instruments and offensive weapons’ until 1am.
Takayo Nembhard, 21, was fatally stabbed on Ladbroke Grove under the Westway flyover at 8pm on Monday – the final day of Notting Hill Carnival. Mr Nembhard is pictured with his girlfriend, who is currently pregnant
Police at the scene on Ladbroke Grove in West London Tuesday morning, after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death on Monday night
Forensics officers comb the scene in Ladbroke Grove, west London, where 21-year-old Takayo Nembhard, a rapper from Bristol, died after being stabbed
Detectives added that there had been ‘a number of violent incidents and serious stabbings’ at this year’s festival.
Ken Marsh, chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents 30,000 officers in the force, on Tuesday demanded that the carnival is moved to a private venue after incidents of violence broke out across the weekend.
The plea came as video footage emerged of a thug brutally punching a woman to the ground as a brawl broke out on the chaotic final day of the carnival.
Another video showed crowds screaming and having to climb over a gate as thousands of people ended up packed in a single road with no space, while footage has also been shared of a topless brawl between two women at the event on Sunday.
A total of 441 people were stopped and searched across the two days, while police also received reports of seven stabbings.
A Notting Hill Carnival fan punched a woman to the ground as a brawl broke out during the final day of the festival, which police say ‘always seems to degenerate’
Scotland Yard said officers had made 209 arrests since the start of the carnival as of 12.01am today – including 46 for assault, eight for sexual assault, 36 for possession of drugs, five for criminal damage and 27 for public order.
Police added that there were also ten arrests for possession of psychoactive substances, 33 for possession of an offensive weapon, seven for drink or drug driving, one theft, one robbery and 35 more listed as ‘other’.
While the total number of arrests for the whole of this year’s carnival has not yet been confirmed, the number at the 2019 festival was significantly higher at 353 – compared to 374 in 2018, 313 in 2017 and 454 in 2016.
The last day of the two-day festival, the ‘Adults Day’ parade, ended officially at 8.30pm last night after the festival saw some 13 steel bands, 72 mast bands, six Brazilian bands, 36 sound systems and 300 stalls as part of festivities.