This is the shocking moment a girl kicked and punched an 80-year-old Sikh to the ground in broad daylight before spitting in his face.

Police are hunting for the unidentified thug, who knocked off the pensioner’s turban and left him sprawled on the pavement.

Her sickening and unprovoked attack was captured on video and shared on Facebook.

Police are treating the attack as serious malicious wounding – punishable with up to five years in prison.

The footage shows a girl knocking an elderly man to the floor near Trinity Street in Coventry city centre on 10 August at 8.30pm.

She was flanked by three men as she continued hurling abuse and spitting on the man.

The only person to help, by picking up the victim’s turban, approached as the thugs walked away.

Detectives have urged witnesses to come forward to help catch the girl.

Coventry Police Chief Superintendent Andy Nicholson, said: ‘This is a despicable, violent attack on an elderly man in broad daylight. The victim is an 80-year-old man, he was left with a bloodied nose and a black eye.

‘A video showing the assault is gathering momentum on social media and quite rightly the woman’s actions are being condemned by everyone who’s viewed it.
‘Detectives in Coventry are fast-tracking this investigation, we’re doing everything we can to arrest the man’s attacker as soon as possible. I’d encourage the woman to make contact with West Midlands Police as it’s only a matter of time before we catch up with her.’

The video has sparked outrage on Facebook and Twitter.

Ajay Singh wrote: ‘The Sikh turban is not just a piece of cloth, but a crown bestowed upon us by our great leader.

‘It gives us distinction – so we stand out. It gives us a sense of responsibility – so we do not wander from the path of righteousness.

‘Most of all, it gives us the values passed on to us by our holy book – and that includes standing up for the weak and vulnerable.

‘I hope these cowards are caught and punished fairly.

Harmony Lully said: ‘I actually feel physically sick, wish I never watched this now. I can’t believe anyone would ever have the audacity to do such a horrible thing, especially in my own City! And shame on the people who stood and watched/filmed her and didn’t have the decency to stop her. I hope justice will be served.’

source: Dailymail UK