Police have released video footage of a “despicable” attack on two officers which resulted in one of them being fly-kicked in the head.
The Met said the two police constables had stopped a vehicle in Kingswood Road, Merton, south-west London when the three occupants ran off.
It said the PCs managed to detain Martin Payne before Kursan Euell and another person returned and attacked them.
Body-worn camera footage shows the officers managing to get one of the men to the ground when he calls for the others not to leave him.
It then shows another attacker running towards a female officer before appearing to leap. She then falls to the ground with a cry of pain.
The force said the officer was left with head injuries and narrowly missed being hit by a double-decker bus while her colleague was left with cuts and both needed hospital treatment.
Payne admitted one count of actual bodily harm at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, December 14.