Shocking moment woman is hit on the head with a gas canister in brutal fight at Notting Hill Carnival | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment an innocent woman is hit on the head with a gas canister in a brutal fight at the Notting Hill Carnival.

In a video released today a violent brawl can be seen erupting on the street with hundreds of carnival goers nearby.

A man can be seen swinging his arm back with a gas canister in hand, before he hurls it with force into the middle of the chaos.

It is then that you see a woman, who is cowering on the ground, has been hit with the canister and is being punched and kicked by multiple men.

Within seconds the attackers have dispersed, sprinting off in both directions, and the 19-year-old can be seen struggling to her hands and knees, before managing to stand.

The woman was seriously injured in the attack, and rushed to hospital.

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Police said while the woman has now been released from hospital she is still receiving treatment for her injuries two months on.

They have released the video in the hope of getting more information.

The Metropolitan Police have called the attack "a vicious assault on an innocent woman".

They said the chaos unfolded around 7.05pm on Monday August 29 – a Bank Holiday – on Ladbroke Grove.

The cops said two groups of men started fighting, and as the violence erupted the woman became a "victim of a completely unprovoked attack by some of the men involved in the fight".

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Detective Constable Sam Packer, who is investigating the incident, said: "The victim was left very seriously injured in hospital following this incident – although she has been discharged she continues to need treatment for the injuries she sustained.

"She is a completely innocent member of the public who was attacked without provocation or warning by people who were intent on causing violence.

"If you were there and saw what happened, or have footage that could help us identify those responsible, please do the right thing and contact us immediately."

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Detectives have released footage of part of the incident and want to hear from anyone who saw it, or also captured video of it, to contact police ref via 101 or Tweet @MetCC ref CAD 3472/30 Aug.

Alternatively to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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