Two law enforcement officials have been injured in what the house secretary has described as a “disgusting, violent assault”.
The officers stopped to assist an obvious assault sufferer after they have been set upon by a gaggle of bystanders.
Video on social media reveals an officer pinned down on the bottom and being kicked, whereas his feminine colleague is pushed when she tries to intervene.
A number of males encompass the Scotland Yard officers swearing, shouting and filming on their telephones, with one even dancing and taking a selfie in the course of the assault.
Each officers suffered minor accidents within the incident, in Frampton Park Street, Hackney, east London, at round 3.30pm on Wednesday, Scotland Yard stated.
That they had been flagged down by a member of the general public who stated that they had been attacked and pointed them in the direction of the suspects, a spokeswoman added.
The Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, stated assaults on officers appear to be growing, including: “But once more this starkly reveals the hazards @metpoliceuk face and the bravery they present every day preserving Londoners secure.”
Chairman Ken Marsh stated: “We’re not society’s punchbags. Now we have households we wish to go residence to on the finish of each shift. However the risks are stark. And seemingly escalating.”
House Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: “Sickening, stunning & disgraceful.
“My ideas are with the excellent @metpoliceuk officers who have been topic to this disgusting violent assault.”
John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation, stated: “Disgusting behaviour from those that assault the officers, those that movie what is going on on and people who do nothing. They’re cowards, the lot of them.”
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman stated two males, aged 20 and 38, have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police. They continue to be in custody in an east London police station.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, added: “I totally condemn the disgraceful assault on two Metropolitan Law enforcement officials.
“These courageous officers have been doing their obligation and helping the general public. We owe them a debt of gratitude and I want them a full and speedy restoration.
“Assaults on our police is not going to be tolerated. I urge anybody with info to return ahead to make sure the perpetrators of this disgusting assault really feel the total pressure of the regulation.”