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Shocking footage shows a McDonalds security guard battering a woman with a stick and kicking her on the ground after she threw the remains of a drink at him.
The incident outside a branch of the fast food chain in Birmingham city centre on Sunday morning shows the guard flying into a rage after the woman throws the drink on him.
In mobile phone footage uploaded to the Birmz Is Grim blog, a bystander appears to urge the woman to “do it, do it, you bad?”.
As soon as she throws the dregs of her drink, the guard grabs his stick from the doorway and chases after her.
The woman appears to throw a drink at the guard
The security guard then chases after the woman
He pushes her to the ground several metres away and lands a series of blows with a stick to her head and body.
The guard is seen kicking and stamping on her as she lies on her side unable to defend herself before moving away.
But when the woman shouts something, he turns on his heels and pulls his left leg back to kick her again.
He is seen hitting her with a stick in the shocking footage
The footage uploaded to the Birmz is Grime blog ends while the woman remains on the ground beside the restaurant next to Birmingham’s New Street station.
Social media users called for police to investigate.
Writing on Twitter, one said: “Totally not acceptable behaviour that’s a serious assault on a members the public.”
Another wrote: “That’s just so disgusting and vile on all levels.”
The guard also kicks the woman as she lays on the ground
“This is ridiculous, shocking behaviour," said another.
A McDonald’s Spokesperson told The Mirror: "This incident is subject to an ongoing police investigation.
"We have a zero-tolerance approach to violence or abuse of any kind and will cooperate fully with police enquiries.”
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "We're aware of video circulating online which shows disorder outside McDonalds in Birmingham city centre, at around 4.30am this morning (27 June).
"Enquires are underway and we'd urge anyone with any information to contact us via 101, quoting log number 749 of 27 June.
"We'll provide further updates as the investigation progresses."