‘That’s Croydon for you’: Man BODYSLAMS a police officer in the middle of a busy London street as they try to arrest him
police officer:Shocking footage showing a man bodyslamming a police officer in the middle of a London street has emerged.
The mobile phone footage, shot in Croydon, shows a man in dispute with a group of officers who appear to be trying to arrest him.
The man is standing in the middle of a tram track as a female officer shouts: ‘Stand still.’
The video shows a man standing in the middle of tram tracks in Croydon, close to the borough’s college and one of the train stations
The man, wearing a leather bomber jacket, runs backwards, evading capture from the officers circled around him.
The cameraman laughs as he films the cocky man and comments: ‘That’s Croydon for ya.’
The man then jumps over a fence dividing the road, and jumps back over, straight into the arms of one of the officers.
The officer is soon overpowered, and after a tussle, the man flips him over and bodyslams him into the ground.
The crowds gathering appear to be cheering on the man, though one says they might have to taser him.
Eventually it takes four officers to restrain the man on the ground.
The video appears to have been filmed in Croydon’s town centre on February 12.
It has racked up more than 100,000 views since it was uploaded.
Metropolitan Police have been contacted for comment.