Pub CCTV captures moment vicious thug lunges at cowering woman
Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a vicious thug cornered a woman in a pub garden and tried to tear off her clothes.
Police are hunting the cowardly attacker after he cornered a woman in the garden of a Brick Lane pub in East London before repeatedly punching her in the face.
The footage, released by Scotland Yard, shows the man grappling with his victim against a locked gate before repeatedly striking her in the face with his right hand.
At one stage during the terrible ordeal, he grabs her by the left hand and attempts to pull her top off.
In the chilling footage the man is seen squaring up to the 27-year-old victim as she cowers by large black gates.
The victim attempts to push the man away, but this only appears to enrage him and he lashes out, punching and kicking her.
Police say the woman, in her late 20s, eventually managed to push him away and run down an east London street.
The horrifying scenes were caught on security cameras in pub garden, which was open even though the bar itself was closed, at about 6:30 am on August 23.