On Monday, just a few hundred yards from my constituency office in Barking, a 20 year old student was mugged by mindless criminals who pretended to help him.
This shocking footage has been broadcast around the world and viewed over 3 million times on YouTube.
I know that the vast majority of young people in Barking and Dagenham respect the law and value our community. Monday’s attack was carried out by a small minority of heartless thugs and we need to bring them to justice.
If you witnessed the attack or recognise anyone in this video, please phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or click here.