Police investigate shocking video showing old man knocked to ground in Stratford

12:41 22 September 2016

The incident is said to have occured in the area around Stratford Centre.

The incident is said to have occured in the area around Stratford Centre.

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A video showing an elderly man being knocked to the ground by a youngster has led to a police investigation.

In the footage, which was widely circulated on Twitter last night, a young man in a hoodie appears to violently kick an old man who is standing behind a bin.

Police believe it was filmed in the area around the Stratford Centre and officers from Newham are investigating.

The attack has been widely condemned by social media users, with people describing it as “disgusting” and “pointless”.

Twitter user @Acts2_38_repent wrote: “God please turn this evil to a blessing for this man. In Jesus [sik] name. Amen.”

@tobi_tobisco wrote: “karma is real. I hope it kicks this guy x100 harder.”

A statement released by the Met said: “Officers will be carrying out enquiries at the suspected location.

“At this early stage there has been neither a victim identified, nor a date for the incident and there have been no arrests.”

Enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information should contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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