SHOCKING footage shows a grandma allegedly punched to the ground by a cop leaving her with a black eye.
Colleen Murphy, 50, in a long grey cardigan appears to walk up to police before one takes a swing at her head as she falls backwards.
Grandma Colleen Murphy was allegedly punched in the face by copsCredit: MEN Media
Relatives said Colleen went to her son’s aid when he was arrested outside a Sainsbury’s in Oldham, Greater Manchester, as screaming children watched on.
Footage shows officers batting people away as they pin his head to the ground.
As Colleen approaches, one burly cop stands up and appears to take a swing before she falls backwards.
Sister Danielle Willisford told the Manchester Evening News that security had “barred” her cousin and mum from the store, they challenged the decision and insisted that they had had “just a few beers”.
“The way he hit her, he could have killed her.
“She’s got a massive lump on her head and bruise on the side of her face. She’s 50 years old. He’s flung her, for nothing.
“She went over and touched his head, she’s panicking, obviously, she shouldn’t have touched him.”
In a statement, a police spokesperson said: “Greater Manchester Police are aware of a video circulating online which shows an altercation between officers and a member of the public whilst a man is being arrested.
“This incident took place after police were called just after 9pm on 7 August and responded to a report of a disturbance on Union Street, Oldham.
“A 31-year old-male was subsequently arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
“At the time of his arrest a crowd had gathered, and footage of the incident has been uploaded onto social media.
“The footage shows an altercation with members of the public attempting to intervene, while officers placed the man under arrest.
Her sister Danielle photographed the woundCredit: MEN Media
“The man received a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for being drunk and disorderly. There were no injuries reported.
“The incident has been referred to our Professional Standards Department, who will review the Body Worn Video of events leading up to the arrest, along with the footage posted.
“Enquiries are ongoing to identify those present, and we would encourage any bystanders to get in touch with us on 0161 856 9521, quoting log number 2985 of 07/08/21.”