Joey: That's right I stepped up! ... And if I had to, I'd pee on any one of you!
Channel 5's "Law and Disorder: Catching Criminals" is a documentary series which decided to test Britons' willingness to intervene to prevent street crime. Though some may question the scientific integrity of the experiment, none can deny that it revealed an underlying truth - Brockley people have an indomitable spirit.
|Brockley's David Seal was the have-a-go hero of the hour|
This is the moment a woman was violently mugged in a busy street in broad daylight, as scores of people simply stared.
Unbeknown to them, the victim and mugger were actors, planted by makers of a documentary. They acted out the dramatic bag snatching on a busy south London street to see what members of the public would do when faced with a street mugging.
But of around 40 witnesses to the crime, just one man rushed to intervene. David Seal, 40, from Brockley, was out shopping on Bromley on Thursday when the experiment was filmed. He was the only person to physically intervene.