A mob has been caught on CCTV carrying out a series of seemingly unprovoked attacks in Brick Lane.
In the footage, released by police, several men can be heard shouting “this is Brick Lane, mother f****r” and “this is f***ing Brick Lane”.
A man can be seen being beaten over the head with a road sign and another man who was bare-chested lays almost motionless as he is repeatedly kicked on the pavement outside the Eastern Eye Balti House.
A waiter at the Eastern Eye Balti House told the Evening Standard : “It was closing time so I came out and there was police and ambulance there already.
“Obviously it came to our restaurant but it started somewhere else. I don’t know what happened.
“We gave the guy blankets from the restaurant because he had no clothes to cover him.
“He was talking, we were talking to him asking if he was alright, and neighbouring restaurants came with blankets too. You have to help someone if they’re lying down like that.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesman has confirmed Tower Hamlets police are investigating after they were called to a group of males fighting at around 9.45pm on Monday, September 7.
He said: “Officers from Tower Hamlets Borough attended and found a man, believed aged 36, injured. He was taken to hospital. His injuries were not life threatening and he has subsequently been discharged.
“No other victims were at the scene, but officers believe there could be two outstanding.
“Officers from Tower Hamlets CID are investigating and are keeping an open mind regarding any motive.
“There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.”
Call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.