In this disturbing CCTV footage, a man is seen jogging up to a young girl and punching her in the head.
According to the Daily Mail, the unprovoked attack occurred last week in east London. As the news website writes:
This is the shocking moment a 16-year-old girl was beaten unconscious and fell headfirst onto the pavement after a thug ran up from behind and knocked her out cold…At just after 12.30pm the thug is shown running up behind the teenager and taking a massive swing with his right fist, causing the teen to black out instantly and crash to the ground.
The Newham Recorder reports the man allegedly followed the girl from her home. The teen was later treated at a hospital for bruises and cuts; she was released the same day.
The Metropolitan Police told the Daily Mail that teen said she didn’t know the attacker. Police are still looking for the man.
This is not the first time in recent months that unprovoked violent behavior has been captured on CCTV in Britain.
In September, the Liverpool Echo reported that a 20-year-old woman broke her eye socket after getting punched in the face by a gang member. The woman had reportedly been out with friends at a bar in a Liverpool suburb when she got caught in the middle of a gang brawl. The incident was caught on camera.
Earlier this month, British Transport Police in London said they were looking for a woman who allegedly punched a 51-year-old in the face, leaving her with a broken nose. The victim had reportedly been standing at a train station with her boyfriend when she was attacked.
“This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a lady who was simply trying to make her way home,” investigating officer PC Robert Reed told the Hackney Gazette at the time.