Police appeal to bystanders who filmed thief stamping on vulnerable woman's head for £20

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man who was wearing a dark hooded top (Met Police)

Police are attempting to track down witnesses who filmed a violent robbery before uploading clips of the incident onto social media.

Bystanders were seen filming a 45-year-old vulnerable woman as she was stamped on her arm and head by a thief who had demanded money from her.

The man left her lying seriously injured on the pavement on Ramilles Close, near Brixton Hill, London, having stolen no more than £20.

The victim was taken to a south London hospital where she received emergency treatment for multiple injuries including a fractured skull and an arm broken in several places.

The attack took place on Ramilles Close, near Brixton Hill, London (Google)

Police say she is still recovering from her injuries.

Detectives want to speak to a number of people who witnessed the attack, including those who filmed it.

Detective Constable Nicky Dixon, from Lambeth CID, said: “This was a brutal attack of a vulnerable woman in broad daylight. She was unable to defend herself and was left semi-conscious on the ground with serious injuries which required emergency treatment.

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“We know the assault was witnessed by people who have not come forward and I would urge them to speak with us.

“This is man is a danger to the public and needs to be caught – someone knows who he is and I appeal to you directly for your help.”

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man. He was wearing a dark hooded top, a shiny bottle green gilet and dark coloured tracksuit trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 07785 774447 or via @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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