A group of thugs have been filmed dragging a man out of a car in broad daylight and battering him with a baseball bat in the middle of a busy road.
A bystander captured two men dressed in black repeatedly shouting at the victim to 'get out the car' and 'move' during the shocking attack in Bordesley Green, Birmingham.
He is dragged into flowing traffic and viciously beaten with the white bat while he cowers, desperately trying to protect his head from their blows.
Traffic stops and a member of the public approaches the men and is heard saying 'break it up, break it up.'
The incident happened near to South and City College Birmingham, which was closed at the time.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: 'Police were called to Cherrywood Road in Bordesley Green just after 12.30pm yesterday following a disorder.
'It is believed a man who was sitting in his car with a friend was dragged out of the vehicle and assaulted.
Councillor Shafique Shah said he had received numerous calls from worried residents who had seen the video.
Mr Shah said: 'It is a sickening attack. It's concerning that it's happened openly as though the law doesn't exit, but that's not the case.
'As a local councillor, I have full confidence in the police to catch these people. The local residents are very sacred that this could happen to their son or daughter. I'm reassuring them that the police are fully aware of this incident.
'I had a person ring me yesterday saying they had seen the video and they were scared it could happen to anyone.'
The video has been shared on social media. Coun Shah added: 'Incidents like this need to be reported straight away and not put on social media.'