Shocking CCTV video from a bus shows a 22-year-old woman being brutally assaulted by a group of five men who had gotten into a verbal altercation with her and her friend.
Reports show that the incident happened around 1:15 a.m. on August 29th when the young woman and a friend were sitting in the back of a bus. The five men sat down near them and allegedly began to criticize her for what she was wearing. According to reports, “words were exchanged” before the men assaulted her.
Video shows the woman getting a canned drink poured on her before one of the men pulled her hair. She attempted to get up from her seat when she was pushed down and kicked in the stomach. The woman hit her head on the floor of the bus and was knocked unconscious, at which point the five men got off the bus.
The young woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries, which doctors said were non-life threatening. Now, police are actively searching for the main suspect, described as a black male, approximately 20 years old. A 26-year-old man has already been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
“This was a shocking attack on a young woman, prompted by nothing more than a brief exchange of words,” said London Detective Constable Kyla Mulley. “It is vital we track down this man and hold him to account for his behaviour. I am also keen to speak with other members of the group, who would be able to assist the investigation.”
Watch the brutal attack caught on camera here.