A SHOCKING video shows the moment a man is slammed into a moving car during a street brawl – watched by a wailing toddler.
And at one point during the violent brawl, a woman carrying the distressed young child wanders in to the melee to pick up dropped clothing.
The scuffle was filmed in Inverness, Highland, yesterday (Mon) afternoon as shocked bystanders looked on.
A man who stepped in to try to stop the fight was assaulted by one of the fighters.
Uploaded onto to social media, the fight has been viewed by more than 320,000 Facebook users and shared by 2,000.
At the start of the clip a man wearing a striped top is heard shouting “get off me” as another man in a black top is seen pulling him into the road.
As the fight progresses one of the men throws the other against a moving silver car as the driver tries to avoid the fracas.
One of the man’s shoes comes off during the battle as they both end up on the ground with the man in the striped top gripping onto the other mans hooded top.
The woman with the toddler – who can be heard wailing – then comes into shot and picks up the shoe as well as other belongings that appear to be falling from one of the men.
An older woman then aproaches the two brawlers holding what appears to be a mobile phone while another two men also are seen trying to defuse the fist fight.
Towards the end of the clip, the man in the striped top lunges out and tries to hit another man trying to stop the fight.
As both men eventually part ways there appears to be further shouting between the original two, prompting the man in the strip top to chase the other down the street.
The clip has gone viral on social media. Dana Cranston wrote: “That poor kid having to see that that’s disgusting”
Aimee McIntosh said: “Poor kid!”
Liam Scott commented: “The lassie’s got a wean man”
Police said a 28-year-old man had been arrested in connection with two assaults in Inverness yesterday (mon) and would appear at the city’s sheriff court in due course.
Inspector Mark Rasdale said: “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the members of the public who provided information about these incidents, which allowed officers to respond quickly and apprehend the individual involved.
“Police Scotland will not tolerate behaviour like this in the city centre and the public will see an increased police presence over the coming days.
“Our enquiries continue and anyone with information who has not already spoken to police should call 101, quoting reference NN22751/17. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”