A SHOCKING video clip shows thugs as young as 15 battering two police officers inside a flat.
A female officer is seen on her knees apparently having her head bashed against a wall.
Her male colleague is then hit in the face, rocking his head back, as he attempts to reach for a cannister of CS spray.
The incident, which involved 15 and 16-year-olds, happened in a flat in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
The violence is understood to have erupted after officers went into the property to seize cannabis.
Police Scotland said neither officer was seriously injured and that the matter had been dealt with by the courts.
But Graeme Pearson, former head of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA), said the clip revealed the violence dished out to officers by young people with no respect for the law.
The 10-second clip opens with the male officer on his knees and struggling with a youth. In the background the female officer can be glimpsed, also on her knees, and apparently being grabbed by the collar by a teenage girl who is trying to hit her head off the wall.
As a male repeatedly shouts “Get out of my f****** house”, the male officer can be seen trying to reach for his CS spray. A youth then lands a blow straight into the face of the officer.
As the clip ends, it appears that the officers are being forced out of the property.
The footage briefly surfaced on social media last Wednesday although it is not clear when it was filmed.
The uploader wrote: “Looking for weed. Get out my house I look like a king kong pollen bong.”
Another Facebook user commented: “Av still got that c**** polis badge hing”.
And one wrote: “The police getting slapped about – belter.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are aware of this video and two 15-year-old males and a 16-year-old female were subsequently charged in connection with the incident and processed through the court system.
“Fortunately, no officers were seriously injured during this attack. However, assaults on police officers will not be tolerated and we will always look to bring those responsible to justice.”
Scottish Conservative justice spokesman Douglas Ross said: “Police officers do a hard job under difficult circumstances and they should never be treated with this level of violent disrespect.
“It is hoped that this was a one-off incident but this kind of video highlights the problem officers face on our streets.
“Perhaps it is time to educate young people on why the police should be respected and why officers should be able to carry out their duties, without fear of violence.”
Graeme Pearson, who served as an MSP after leaving the SCDEA, said the video showed “a horrible scene faced by front line police officers responding to calls from the public who seek their assistance”.
He added: “Suspects too often feel free to assault and abuse officers who are trained to behave professionally and to show restraint.
“I have no doubt these officers faced an impossible situation created by youngsters who are described as children but who behaved abominably.”
On average, 15 assaults each day are committed against Scottish police officers.