This is the moment a stranger dives and headbutts a man to the floor after seeing him beating his ex-wife on a street in Turkey.
Horrific CCTV footage shows a man repeatedly hitting the defenceless woman across the face in broad daylight.
The woman, who’s on her knees, looks helpless as the man strikes her with what looks like a rolled-up paper. Unbeknown to the abuser, another man is seen charging behind him.
The anonymous passer-by can be seen doing a diving headbutt, before tackling the man to the ground and getting him away from his ex-wife.
According to the MailOnline, a witness said:
The man was beating his wife. She was crying and screaming. Then a passer-by knocked him down.
While another stated:
It was terrifying. The woman was yelling the place down. She was trying to protect herself. This kind of violence is unacceptable.
The attacker – reported to be Mehmet T – was later arrested, according to the Mail. While it’s unclear exactly where in Turkey the incident occurred, the two had attended a hearing at Istanbul Court of Justice earlier on.
The attack in Turkey wasn’t the only violent incident to have been reported this week.
Yesterday, (May 31), news spread of a carer who’d been labelled ‘Wonder Woman’, after courageously fending off a violent thug who stabbed his own mother in the street with a six-inch knife.
Becky Lord sprung out of her car to assist Deborah Fell in her struggle against her own son, Sean Fell, who is said to have knifed her twice in the back.
In spite of receiving a hit to the head, Becky, a mother of two, then struck back at Fell with a thunderous kick to the groin.
30-year-old Sean Fell was subsequently jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to ABH, possession of a knife in a public place and common assault.
Becky, a full-time carer for her disabled son, has since become a national hero for her display of bravery.
She told Rossendale Free Press:
I thought everybody would do it. I wasn’t intimidated. I don’t feel like a hero. The police were really good as well and thanked me. They called me Wonder Woman.
His mum was shouting that he had a knife, but I didn’t care.
Once he punched me to the head I felt I had free rein to hit him and I kept kicking him in the groin.
He was going for the weakest person, in my view. He then lunged towards my sister so I went for him again. I didn’t want my little sister to get hurt. Deborah was really upset afterwards.
Becky had been driving along Burnley Road East with her sister, Rachel Brown, when they happened to come across the public attack, to which Rachel filmed the aftermath. It was later played in court.
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues, and want to speak to someone in confidence contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Do not suffer in silence.
Likewise, if you’re experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.