A shocking video has emerged of a man appearing to break a bottle over another mans head in Greenwich following an argument over dogs.
In the two minute long clip, which was shared by Twitter account London & UK Crime after being originally posted on Instagram, two men have an altercation after an incident involving two dogs on the Thames Path on Saturday evening (July 17).
The trouble appeared to start when a large dog pounced on a smaller dog that was passing.
As the dogs bark, a man in a red polo shirt holding a bottle, who had been walking beside the woman with the smaller dog, appears to confront the owner of the larger dog.
Within moments, a bald man in a white t-shirt is seen in the video and he moves between the two of them. It is not clear if the man in the white t-shirt knows the owner of the larger dog – a woman in a red and white dress who is standing off to the side.
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A crowd of people begin to gather as the men square up to each other, swearing, and the women can be heard trying to explain to onlookers what happened.
While the dogs calm down, the men keep getting angrier. It is not clear whether either of the men knew the women holding the dogs.
Out of nowhere, a man in a red Adidas t-shirt, who appears unsteady on his feet, stumbles into frame and swings to try and land a blow on the face of the man in the polo shirt – but as he is swaying he just clips his jaw.
Incensed, the punched man raises the bottle he has been holding and lunges towards the bald man in the white t-shirt, who tries to kick him away.
A loud smash is heard as the bottle comes down on the bald man’s head, breaking instantly and a large amount of blood can be seen pouring down his head.
Shocked onlookers gasp and a few step forward to try to stop the fight from escalating any further as a group of men – including the one in the Adidas top who threw the first punch – try to separate them.
The wounded man shouts ‘give me the f***ing bottle’ as he grabs one from another man and heads towards his attacker.
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Meanwhile, woman with the small dog can be seen filming the altercation as she holds her pooch in her arms.
With several people now attempting to calm the fray, the man in the red polo shirt charges towards the man in the Adidas top, who manages to slip away unharmed.
Then the man in the red polo shirt and the bald man, pursued now by a crowd, inch closer together and appear to be exchanging sharp words before the bald man takes a swipe at the other man.
A chase ensues, with the bald man hitting the man in the red polo shirt with his bloodied hands.
The video ends with the men still scuffling as a woman screams loudly. The bald man, covered in blood from his wound, has been knocked to the ground and is still trying to land blows on his opponent as onlookers move in to try to break up the fight yet again.
My London approached the Metropolitan Police for further information related to the incident.
A spokesman said: “We are aware of a video on social media showing an altercation on the Thames Path in Greenwich.
“The incident does not appear to have been reported to the police.”
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