Hackney police attack: Boy, 13, admits kicking two officers in street

Video footage of the incident on Frampton Park Road on Wednesday appeared to show one officer being pinned down on the ground while his female colleague was pushed as she tried to intervene. Home secretary Priti Patel and mayor of London Sadiq Khan were among those to publicly condemn the alleged group attack. Prosecutor Varinder Hayre told the court: “This incident relates to an unprovoked, deliberate group attack on two serving police officers simply doing their daily jobs.” She added: “He kicked towards Pc Macpherson’s head and he hit Pc Ali in the leg... he was shouting abuse.” The youth was arrested and interviewed, where he identified himself in the social media footage and “admitted to kicking both police officers”, Ms Hayre told the court. He granted bail to the 13-year-old, who was supported in court by his aunt, on the condition he live and sleep each night at his home address, including staying there between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Jordan Thomas, 20, of Woolridge Way, Hackney, who was supported by family members in court, also indicated not-guilty pleas to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.