A man has been arrested after a council worker was allegedly assaulted in a “horrifying attack”.

Police were called to Bredgar Road in Archway just after 7.45am on Saturday morning (November 18).

Officers had received reports that a man assaulted and attempted to force another man from his vehicle.

A video of the incident was posted to X the following day. In the footage, a man dressed in a red hoodie appears to be holding a long object next to the passenger door of an Islington repairs team van.

He appears to lunge towards the vehicle, hitting out at somebody seated inside.

The suspect then walks to the driver’s door side of the van and can be heard saying – “come out”.

After returning to the passenger door side, the suspect attempts to drag the driver out by their feet.

He appears to keep attacking the person in the van with an unidentified object.

Someone in the background of the video can then be heard shouting: “Stop it, the police are on their way.”

The Metropolitan Police say they subsequently spoke to the victim, who had sustained minor injuries. They added that he declined further medical attention.

Officers have now arrested a man in connection with the investigation.

A police spokesperson said: “Investigating officers are aware of the footage circulating on social media which shows the incident, and this will form part of their inquiries.”

Following the incident, Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz said: “This is a horrifying attack and the subject of a criminal investigation in which an arrest has now been made.

 “The attack occurred while our member of staff was off-duty and we are focused on offering them every support we can.   

“Our valued council staff work hard every day to serve the people of Islington, they deserve to do this in safety and without fear.”

Anyone with information has been urged to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD1608/18NOV.