This is the moment a man who kicked a police officer in the face during a brawl gets ‘instant Karma’ as he hits the floor.
The incident occurred at the AO Arena in Manchester City Centre at around 11.50pm on September 2.
The video footage shows two officers wrestling a man to the ground before another runs up and kicks one of them directly in the face.
The thug then backed away before being Tasered, causing him to seize up and instantly hit the floor.
People around the place watched on in discomfort as police were seen trying to deal with the situation as quickly as possible.
The video ends with the two men on the floor as the officers take back control and make arrests at the scene.
The video was posted to Twitter, now X, and has gone viral with over 5 million views and 10,000 likes.
One person wrote underneath the footage: “Instant karma’, while another said: “Well done to those two police officers.”
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed a 42-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of common assault of an emergency worker.
They have both since been bailed pending further investigation.
A police spokeswoman said: “On Saturday 2 September 2023 at around 11.50pm, officers were called to reports of disorder at the AO Arena in Manchester City Centre. One of the attending officers whilst responding to the incident was assaulted by a man believed to be involved in the disorder.
“The officer then used proportionate force and deployed a Taser to safely detain the man and two men were arrested at the scene.”
Superintendent Phil Spurgeon, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, added: “This kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
“Our officers were deployed to this incident and were confronted with a challenging situation in which one officer was assaulted by a male while he was simply doing his job. Since then, the officer continues to be supported by us. Officers at the scene used appropriate force and tactics to maintain public safety amidst the disorder.
“We are still carrying out enquiries regarding the incident and would ask that anyone who attended the event and witnessed the event or has any information that would help our investigation, please do report this to us.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting log number 4043 of 02/09/2023, or get in touch anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.