Scaffolders are being named as heroes after CCTV shows them helping to chase off a moped gang of muggers who targeted a mum and child in broad daylight.
A gang of four men on a black moped and motorbike can be seen on the footage loitering on a corner on Sandpits Road in South West London. While two of the men drive down a side street, the remaining two approach the mother and young child who are crossing the street, hand-in-hand.
One of the men dressed in black and wearing a motorbike helmet makes a grab towards the woman, who instantly pulls her child to safety, swinging the infant into her arms and running across the busy road to escape the men.
As the two men begin to make there escape a red scaffold lorry pulls up and scaffolders jump out to give chase without a second thought of their own safety.
These unidentified heroes have yet to be named but sources have told us they work for DSL Scaffolding Ltd off Willow Lane Estate, South London.
Initial reports suggested this incident was an attempted child abduction but police have confirmed it was being investigated as an attempted robbery.
“They threatened her and a young child who was with her. No injuries were reported.
“No weapon was seen, although it was intimated.
“Members of the public went to the woman’s assistance and the suspects fled empty-handed.”