Shocking video shows brave woman fighting back as she is viciously attacked in cashpoint robbery
This is the moment a brave woman fought back after she was violently attacked in a mugging at a cashpoint in east London.
CCTV released by police today shows the victim bravely trying to fight off her attacker outside the ATM in Stratford.
She was repeatedly punched in the face during the violent robbery, police said.
Scotland Yard said the attack took place in Leytonstone Road, Stratford, just after 3pm on Wednesday.
At first, the female suspect appeared to be queueing behind the victim as she withdrew cash.
But the footage showed her slowly edging towards the victim before swinging a fist towards her face.
The CCTV shows the suspect then grabbing her victim round the neck and a struggle ensuing.
The victim was slapped twice as the woman took the money from the machine before running off.
Police said the victim, in her early 40s, did not require any medical treatment.
The suspect is described as a black woman in her late teens.
Det Insp Steve Bluemore, of Newham Police, said: “This was a shocking attack in broad daylight and we know a number of people were passing at the time.
“I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the suspect to contact police immediately.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD 4628/November 28. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.