Horrifying footage shows defenseless mother of three brutally attacked in front of her own home
30-year-old Gemma Cooper was confronted by three men in the early hours of Sunday morning and attacked.
Gemma Cooper, a single mother of three, was the victim of a vicious attack in front of her own home this past week. The 30-year-old was confronted by three men in the early hours of Sunday morning and repeatedly punched in the face by one of them, leaving her fearing that she had broken her jaw.
According to the Daily Mail, the entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed at her house after a recent spate of robberies and was posted online by her mother's partner, Jimmy Wells. It was accompanied with a caption of, "The girl in this video is my Mrs. [sic] daughter. Feel more than free to share as people know what this little woman beating c*** is all about cheers."
In the horrifying video, a man can be seen grabbing Cooper's neck forcefully, cornering her against a wall and a chair. As she tries to escape his clutches, the man swings his right hand hard and delivers a blow to her jaw. She can be seen staggering back with the force of the punch.
The 30-year-old then desperately attempts to push the man away, grabbing his left hand as a last measure, but to little avail. The assaulter, who can be seen wearing a black jacket over a white shirt, cocks his hand and delivers yet another punch to Cooper's face.
It's at this point that we see another man enter the frame. It appears as though he's trying to placate his friend, with the CCTV camera now bearing its focus on the two assailants. Another male, dressed in blue, briefly enters the footage before the camera pans back to Cooper lifting her hands to shield her face from the continued attacks.
It appears as though the man says something to Cooper before once again delivering a jab to her nose. He then swings his right hand again, striking the 30-year-old on the side of the jaw before the man in blue pushes his friend off her and the trio make their escape from the scene.
The Daily Mail reported that the assaulter, a 23-year-old, has been arrested. Speaking on the incident, a spokesperson for the Leicestershire Police said, "Police are investigating an assault reported to have happened yesterday morning in the New Parks area. "
"A woman in her thirties was assaulted by a man outside an address at around 7 a.m. on Sunday 9 September," he continued. "The woman sustained bruising and swelling to her head. As part of ongoing inquiries, a 23-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody. Inquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers are aware of CCTV footage captured of the assault being circulated on social media."
It is currently unclear what the assailant's motives behind the attack were. However, Cooper, who suffers from autism and is a parent to three boys aged 13, five, and 11-months, has claimed she will be pressing charges against her attacker.
(NSFW) Watch the video of the attack here: