A video has emerged on Twitter (scroll down) that shows a female being attacked by a male at a cashpoint, as two other males stand there with their mobile phones out, filming the incident.
One pedestrian even walks straight by without paying any attention to what is happening only feet away from her.
The footage uploaded to Twitter was filmed by someone who was sat in a bus that had stopped next to where the incident was happening.
A male on the bus can be heard saying: ‘why is no-one helping her!?’ as the victim struggles to break free from the male.
Meanwhile, rather than helping the victim, the other two males stand only feet away with their mobile phones aimed at the victim.
The footage ends as the male in the bus rallies other passengers to go outside and help the female victim.
The Twitter account that uploaded the footage mentions that the incident happened in East Ham in Newham.
One person tweeted:
‘Look at those big brave men holding their phones up. Bet their families will be proud that they helped out here’.
Another added: ‘It’s the generation we live in now. They would post it online and say how angry they are.’
Another summed up the feelings of many when they tweeted: ‘A shocking example of just how bad London has become. You could not pay me to live there.’
The Met Police have been contacted for comment. More to follow.