Video footage captures the horrifying moment when a thug punched a disabled man from his wheelchair outside of a nightclub ‘for running over his foot’.
The incident occurred outside the BSB bar in Bristol’s waterfront district during the early hours of Friday.
Mobile footage captured by a customer outside the bar showed the aggressive man striking the man out of his wheelchair with one punch.
Following the blow, his victim was knocked to the ground where he landed flat on his back.
The thug swiftly walked away afterwards, along with a second man who accompanied him.
The thug was captured striking the man from his wheelchair outside the BSB bar in Bristol’s waterfront district during the early hours of Friday (pictured)
The video soon went viral on social media following the distressing incident that shocked customers and security staff outside of the bar.
Reports on social media have suggested the thug had thrown the punch after the victim ‘ran over his foot’ with his wheelchair.
Along with many others, professional boxer Anthony Fowler slammed the thug responsible for the attack.
Mr Fowler tweeted: ‘Wtf just when you think you seen it all some s***house punched someone in a wheelchair.’
Others said: ‘Even if he ran over your foot on purpose, that’s not right. Come on now’.
Another added: ‘Disgusting’.
Avon and Somerset Police have launched an investigation despite the incident not yet having been reported to the police.
Inspector Adam Dolling said: ‘The video has been circulated and viewed widely and it’s important we identify the people in the footage.
The video soon went viral on social media following the distressing incident that shocked customers and security staff outside of the bar (pictured)
‘We believe it happened close to the BSB bar on the Waterfront and we’re making enquiries at the venue and in the surrounding area today.
‘We’d ask anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.
‘If you can help, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223064944.’
A spokesperson added: ‘We have collected CCTV from the local area, including BSB bar, and we believe the incident happened at just after 1.30am on Friday.
‘We are making further attempts today to identify the victim, and are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.’