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SHOCKING video footage has emerged of a policewoman and her captain being brutally stamped on by a gang of thugs in a Paris suburb.
The pair had been called to a brawl at a house in Champigny-sur-Marne, to the south east of the French capital, where a New Year party was taking place.
People were refused entry which led to fighting in the street amongst the gang.
An unidentified woman in the video can be heard saying in Paris street slang: “The evening has really gone wrong!
“Goodness! Poor copper!”
The assailants ran away into a nearby housing estate after leaving the patrol car in ruins.
The officers were finally rescued by colleagues and rushed to hospital.
Both suffered concussion and other injuries but their condition is not life threatening.
A source close to the case said: “The captain had tried to defend the pair using a tear gas canister, but was badly beaten up.
The interior ministry revealed eight police officers and three anti-terror soldiers were injured while on duty during the New Year festivities.
The sickening footage on social media has gone viral and sparked outrage across France.
French President Emmanuel Macron said: “Those guilty of the cowardly and criminal lynching of police doing their duty on the night of December 31st will be found and punished.
“Honour to the police and full support to all the agents attacked in such a low level fashion.”
Speaking about the attack, French interior minster Gerard Collomb said: “I just spoke with the police officers assaulted.
“Everything is done to ensure that the cowardly perpetrators of these unspeakable acts are apprehended and sentenced. To attack our security forces is to attack our Republic.”
Across France 510 people were arrested overnight on Sunday – up from 456 the year before.
And 1,031 cars were set alight, an increase from 935 the year before, according to figures from the interior ministry.
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