- Met Police investigating after officer was attacked at Kingston McDonald’s
This is the moment a gang of hooded thugs today kicked and punched a police officer in a McDonald’s as they pinned him to the floor.
A clip shared online shows a male Met Police officer lying on the held to the ground as three men punch and kick him, at the fast food restaurant on Eden Street in Kingston, southwest London at just after 2pm today.
An elderly man tries to assist the downed officer by trying to push one of the men off him, as a female officer also tries to help her colleague in vain.
The three attackers then quickly flee out the open door. One of them in the blue coat is grabbed by the female officer and trips over, but he successfully gets away after being helped by his accomplice.
After the attackers flee, the bystander proceeds to check on the officer who had been attacked.
Officers were called to ‘reports of a group of males having stolen an expensive item of clothing from a shop in Wood Street, Kingston’ at 2.08pm today, the Met said.
They attended the McDonald’s after a member of the public informed officers that the suspects were there.
Officers went to the restaurant and were assaulted as they worked to detain the suspects, who then fled the scene.
Police said that one officer sustained a number of blows to the head. He was given first aid but thankfully did not require hospital treatment. There were no other reported injuries.
There have been no arrests at this time for the ‘disgusting’ assault, which is now being investigated.
‘We are aware of a video circulating online showing part of the incident,’ police said.
Chief Superintendent Clair Kelland, lead for policing in Kingston, said: ‘I know members of the public will be disgusted by the assault on my officers.
‘I can assure them an investigation to identify and arrest these men is ongoing.
‘We are very grateful for the concern for the officer’s welfare, and especially to the gentleman who came to the officers’ assistance.
‘Anyone who can assist us in identifying the suspects is asked to call 101 immediately, using the reference CAD 3983/17 Nov.’