A 19-year-old British woman has been arrested after shocking video of her attacking an elderly Sikh man was posted to Facebook.
In the video the woman can be seen kicking and punching the eighty-year-old as he tried to defend himself.
The woman can be seen pushing the man to the floor and repeatedly spitting in his face before leaving him sprawled on the ground.
Only one person came to the man's aid.
According to police, the unprovoked attack was filmed on a mobile phone by a passer-by at Coventry city centre.
"This is a despicable, violent attack on an elderly man in broad daylight," Chief Superintendent Andy Nicholson told the UK's The Daily Mail.
"The victim is an 80-year-old man.
"He was left with a bloodied nose and a black eye."
Since being posted to Facebook the video has sparked outrage on social media.
"See this is what the world is coming to, unbelievable," wrote Amadine Ambrico.
"If that was my daughter I would drag her to the police station and let her face up to this disgraceful act."
Police are said to be treating the attack as serious malicious wounding.The nineteen-year-old woman identified as the attacker faces up to five years in prison.