This was recorded on the afternoon of Dec. 28, 2017.
A driver ploughs into a tipper lorry and van while racing the wrong way down a one-way street before fleeing on foot, in this dramatic footage.
Kareem Thomas, 28, has been jailed for almost two years after he admitted dangerous driving and possession of a knife .
Police frantically tried to flag down Thomas to tell him he was driving the wrong way in busy Paragon Road in Hackney, east London, at 8.30am on September 1.
But Thomas refused to stop and reached a terrifying 50mph in his blue Peugeot hatchback as he charged into Retreat Place.
Thomas rammed into a white van which then ploughed into a Hackney Council dustbin lorry, inflicting "catastrophic" damage on the refuse truck.
Firefighters dashed to the chaotic scene to free a trapped man from the battered van while two others were rushed to hospital with serious back injuries.
A restaurant owner was brutally kicked in the face by a gang of thugs - because they felt the service was too slow.
The attack was caught on CCTV and shows Kathy Wang as the men throw her around the kitchen.
Kathy, 26, said the group of three men and one woman came into her hot pot restaurant drunk.
The defenceless owner is then repeatedly beaten, has her face pressed against the floor and also takes a boot square in the face.
Kathy said the three men took part in the drunken assault at around 10.30pm, after they came into the self-service restaurant in Changchun, China, asking to be waited on.
Noel Bracy, of San Antonio in Texas, became aware of someone outside her home after hearing moaning sounds in the early mornings when she was getting dressed for work.
Her fears were confirmed when she opened her blinds to reveal a face pressed against her bedroom window.
She told KENS5: ‘I opened my blinds right here, and I was face to face with him but I couldn’t see his features or anything.
That’s why we decided to get the camera. ‘I’ve been hearing him out there, and I wanted proof and hard evidence.
A video has emerged of the horrifying moment the second floor mezzanine of the Indonesian stock exchange building collapsed, crushing those working below.
CCTV footage showed people trying to run from the collapsing floor before plunging to the ground as the structure gave way beneath them.
77 people were injured when the mezzanine in the tower of the Jakarta Stock Exchange collapsed and forced a chaotic evacuation of the building.
People fled through a lobby strewn with debris, while emergency service personnel tended to the injured on the grass and pavement outside the tower.
A shocking video has emerged which shows the terrifying moment a thief follows an 80-year-old woman into her home and ruthlessly tries to mug her.
CCTV video, released by the New York Police Department, shows the woman entering an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Tuesday night when a man suddenly lurches at her from behind and grabs at her handbag.
The thief yanks mercilessly at the woman's bag, but she holds on tenaciously.
As the elderly lady falls to the ground she screams, but the thief still tugs at her and only let go when a neighbour heard the commotion and rushed to the woman's aid, NBC New York reports.
A newborn baby was snatched from his hospital bed in this chilling footage as he slept next to his mother.
A woman crept into a maternity ward in the terrifying clip, picked the child up and carried him away just six hours after he was born.
The level of security at the hospital is now being question after the baby was taken from a maternity ward in Thane, western India.
Mohini Mohan Bhavar, 19, had gone to Thane Civil Hospital where her healthy baby was safely delivered.
This thief went to extremes to avoid capture while trying to steal a car - by disguising himself as a CHRISTMAS TREE.
The crook was caught on camera hiding in front of Christmas tree as he broke into a car in Amsterdam at 2.45am on Friday.
Footage from hostel Stayokay's security camera shows the brazen thief walking up to a car carrying a fir tree in a bid to hide his identity.
He is seen to pull at the car's door handle before skulking off out of view.
This is the shocking moment a hitman shot dead a dad-of-two from close range as he enjoyed a can of beer with a friend.
Geovane Lima Freitas, 37, died instantly after being shot three times in the head at Campo Magro near the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil.
The dad-of-two was gunned down just seconds after taking his first sip from a can at a pizza parlour at Campo Magro near the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil.
The killer, seen coming through the door as Mr Freitas laughs and jokes with his unidentified pal, was still on the run last night.
CCTV footage, published by local news website Massa News, from the unnamed pizza parlour showed he went direct for his pet shop worker victim, who police say survived an assassination attempt in 2016.
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Ms Nan was hit by a car while crossing the street in the eastern Chinese city of Lianyungang.
The driver got out to help her, but just as he and others pulled her out from under the vehicle, the car ran over her again.
Apparently, the driver forgot to pull the handbrake. Her injuries were not life threatening.
A 49-year-old salesman never expected to end up on national TV. He slipped on black ice and fell on his lawn.
“The only thought was don't fall backwards so I was eyeballing the grass and did everything I could to get to the grass,” Tim Besecker said.
“I knew landing on the driveway was not a good option.” Besecker spoke to Inside Edition about the incident which happened at his home in Virginia earlier in the week.
This hilarious old guy was under too much pressure I guess. When nobody is looking around he literally shit in his pants and dropped the poop on the ground.
Sickening CCTV footage caught the moment two thugs launched a vicious attack on a neighbour's boyfriend in a row over tree branches.
Builder John Foster, seen wearing an orange hi-viz top, and his accomplice Liam Williams, dressed in blue shorts, confronted two men near a house before violence erupts.
Victim Stephen Walker suffered a triple fracture and needed surgery after he was battered by volley of punches from Foster.
The pair are seen tumbling over a wall during the brawl before Mr Walker's head is kicked by Williams as he lies on the ground.
Mr Walker's friend Samuel Roberts, wearing black in the CCTV, was also assaulted and was struck by a flying brick thrown by Williams, which also hit Mr Walker's truck.
CCTV footage has revealed the moment a blundering thief blew himself up while trying to steal from a cash machine.
The 51-year-old man has been left fighting for his life after filling the ATM machine with gas before setting it alight.
The Daily Record reported that he suffered extensive injuries to his head and face after attempting the raid at a newsagents in Clydebank in Scotland on Thursday night.
He was blasted in the face by a piece of the ATM, and the footage shows him engulfed in the flames, while moments later his accomplice is seen running away.
A man who was captured on CCTV being chased and brutally attacked in London's Trafalgar Square has died from his injuries six months later.
Desmond O'Beirne, 51, was assaulted outside the National Gallery in the square by two men in the early hours of June 3 last year, police say.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being rushed to hospital, where he was said at the time to be in a "critical but stable condition".
However, on December 20, just five days before Christmas, he passed away from the injuries he sustained in the "mindless" attack, Scotland Yard say.
He had never regained consciousness.
A gutsy 80-year-old woman fought off a mugger who followed her into the lobby of her Upper East Side apartment building and attacked her, officials said Friday.
Cops released startling surveillance video showing the ferocious struggle over the woman’s purse inside the lobby of the building near E. 88th St. and First Ave. about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
When the creep grabbed her purse and tried to take off with it she held tight to the strap as they pulled back and forth. She continued to hold on and struggle with him even after falling to the floor, the video shows.
Her cries for help alerted neighbor Alex Weiss, 28, who emerged from his apartment to help fight the crook off.
Weiss told the Daily News he was eating dinner with his girlfriend when he heard the screams.
“She called our names. I just ran out, saw the guy, yelled, and he ran away,” he said. “It all happened so quick, I just ran out and ran toward her. Luckily he took off.”
Weiss called the police, and stayed by the woman’s side until cops arrived.
“She was all flustered, out of breath,” he said. “She was holding on to her purse for quite a while. He almost got it but she held on.”
Her attacker fled empty-handed east on E. 88th St. with a second man who acted as a lookout, cops said.
“It's pretty messed up,” Weiss said. “They're clearly looking for someone (who is) by themselves. In this case, women. Hopefully the police will catch them.”
"I feel really terrible for her,” said neighbor Kathy Guo, 28, said. “That's terrifying. I don't know who would do that to an elderly woman."
The same would-be robbers, joined by a third man, are being sought for a successful purse snatching on E. 92nd St. and Lexington Ave. about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 15, cops said.
When their 23-year-old victim resisted, they shoved her, grabbed the purse and ran off west on E. 92nd St.
Cops are asking the public’s help identifying the culprits and released surveillance photos of the trio in addition to the video.
One suspect was wearing a red hooded sweater, a black-and-blue coat, black jeans and black sneakers.
The second suspect was wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans and black shoes.
The third suspect was wearing a dark hooded coat, blue jeans, and black sneakers and used a cane.
Weiss said he was concerned about the connection between the two robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
CCTV captured the terrifying moment a man turned a busy street into a war zone by "recklessly" setting off fireworks .
Norman Wood, lit the fireworks outside St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, on the afternoon of Saturday December 30.
The town's Broad Street filled with smoke, obscuring the view of drivers in the area.
The 48-year-old has now been jailed for six months.
Shocked police in the US have released video of a girl gangster confessing to the brutal murder of a 15-year-old.
Sat nonchalantly in a chair with her hands in her pocket, 18-year-old Venus Romero Iraheta looks thoroughly unconcerned as she coldly describes the killing.
She believed teenager Damaris Reyes Rivas was somehow responsible for the killing of her boyfriend Christian Sosa Rivas, who was a member of the notorious MS-13 gang.
MS-13 was formed in the 1980s in Los Angeles by street criminals who fled the civil war in El Salvador, but has now morphed into one of the most brutal and powerful cartels in the world.
Iraheta had victim Damaris abducted and brought to the woods in Lake Accotink Park in Fairfax County, Viriginia.
She was then tortured before being stabbed to death.
Police are hunting a bag snatcher who dragged a 78-year-old woman behind his car after she tried to hold on to her snatched handbag in a supermarket car park.
The surveillance video from the shops shows a white Nissan Sentra driving through the car park in Houston Texas on Tuesday.
Then you see a man reach out of the passenger window and snatch the woman's purse from the shopping trolley.
Bravely the unidentified pensioner tried to hang onto her bag but was dragged by the car as the suspects drove off.
A man has admitted to stabbing and slashing at two strangers outside a bar - just hours after punching and biting his elderly mother and then burning down her house.
Darren Stephens, 43, stabbed two strangers in an attack outside a bar in St Kilda, Melbourne in October after a disagreement.
He pleaded guilty to the attack on Friday, and also admitted to punching his mother, biting her left thumb and then returning to her house to set it on fire, according to Nine News.
Both frenzied attacks occurred within 18 hours of each other.
A man who was carrying drugs ran away from the security check at a train station in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. He was chased down and detained for carrying heroin.
A camera recorded a Virginia man’s adrenaline-pumping start to the work day after he stepped out of his house and onto a black ice-covered driveway.
Video posted on social media Tuesday appears to show the man leaving his home in Northern Virginia, according to WTVR.
As he steps out onto his driveway, he immediately loses his footing and the slope makes it impossible to turn back.
The man slips and slides down his icy driveway, his dress shoes no help as he frantically tries to avoid a painful slam onto the concrete. He doesn’t stay on his feet in the end, but manages to avoid what might have been a far worse fall.
“He is fine. This thing is going viral. I cannot stop laughing,” his wife tweeted after posting the video on social media.
Sub-freezing temperatures in parts of Virginia arrived last Wednesday along with snow and ice. The freeze lasted over the weekend and into this week.
Black ice was blamed for dozens of accidents in Central Virginia Tuesday morning and prompted most school systems to close for the fourth straight school day.
A mugger sneaked up on a teen, pulled a gun and demanded his coat, police said on Wednesday, releasing security footage of the Brooklyn attack.
But the victim didn’t give him his jacket and instead grabbed for the gun.
The attacker never fired his weapon and took off empty handed.Location: New York, United States
Chilling CCTV footage has captured the last moments of a young girl before it's believed she was raped and murdered , then dumped on a rubbish pile.
The child was last seen on her way to a Quran recital before her body was later found close to her home.
Video footages captured near the scene shows Zainab Ansari being led away by a mystery man.
She was later strangled to death.
According to local media, Zainab's parents were in Mecca for a religious pilgrimage when she was allegedly abducted and then killed.
Her body, which was dumped on a rubbish pile, was found by passers-by in Road Kot in Kasur, a city in Pakistan, four days after her death.
A toddler amazingly stood up and walked away seemingly uninjured after being run over by a car - and her mum barely seems to react.
Shockingly the driver of the car, whose vehicle bounces as he hits the child, speeds away after the collission.
The curious child ends up in the street after escaping her mother's clutches and heading out into the road through an open front gate.
But almost immediately after getting hit, the girl miraculously gets up and dusts herself off.
The footage shows the girl, whose age isn't known, walking outside her house on a street in India while her mum looks after a younger sibling.
A 20-year-old man stumbled into a shop bleeding badly from the face after he was attacked with a machete and stabbed in the eye.
He was ambushed by two men - one carrying a machete - as he walked along at road in Chingford, days before Christmas.
Detectives say the victim may lose the lose the sight in his left eye after being knifed, at around 10.30pm on Friday, December 15.
Shop workers raised the alarm after he walked in with his face covered in blood.
Location: Fujian, China
A gang of robbers blew up a bank entrance with explosives and killed a witness before police arrived and shot dead three of the men in a hail of gunfire.
CCTV captured the robbers outside a bank in central Brazil.
Moments later the entire area was filled with thick smoke as a bomb was set off at the front entrance.
The giant smoke cloud billowed across the street as the gang burst into the building.
When police arrived, several gang members tried to halt passing driver Marcos Antonio Batista to hold him as a hostage but hwhen e refused to stop his car he was shot.
This is the shocking moment a woman was slapped and kicked to the ground after leaving a bad review for a late delivery.
Security footage shows the customer, named as Xiao Li, sprawling on the floor after she is accosted by a man.
It is claimed that the attacker is the owner of an online retail company, Mr Zhang, who became incensed after the bad review and had travelled 500 miles to confront her.
Miss Li had complained that a delivery she had ordered was four days late.
CCTV from Zhengzhou in eastern China shows the woman being viciously punched and kicked leaving her in a heap on the ground.