LONDON: In a shocking incident in the city of Coventry, an 80-year-old Sikh man was punched repeatedly and then kicked to the ground by a young woman in broad daylight.
As the Sikh man fell to the ground, his turban came off even as the woman kept yelling at him and spat on his face as he lay sprawled on the ground.
The footage of the attack went viral, provoking outrage.
The incident happened in the evening last Saturday as the old Sikh man was walking past the woman and her three male companions.
Police, who are searching for the woman, have asked people with any clues to come forward. In the video, a man is seen handing over the turban to the old Sikh man.
Outraged by the video, Coventry Police Chief Superintendent Andy Nicholson said, “This is a despicable, violent attack on an elderly man in broad daylight. The victim is an 80-year-old man, he was left with a bloodied nose and a black eye. A video showing the assault is gathering momentum on social media and quite rightly the woman’s actions are being condemned by everyone who’s viewed it.
“Detectives in Coventry are fast-tracking this investigation, we’re doing everything we can to arrest the man’s attacker as soon as possible. I’d encourage the woman to make contact with West Midlands Police as it’s only a matter of time before we catch up with her.’’