Brave young woman stops thugs beating teenager

Thugs filmed attacking 17-year-old boy and punching him onto the ground  Attack happened in shop doorway in Derby city centre on a Thursday night Woman pushes away several of the thugs and shoves one of them three times Derbyshire Police say she was 'instrumental in stopping the incident' at 11pm

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 13:09 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 13:09 BST, 1 August 2017

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This is the moment a brave young woman walked into the middle of a gang fight in her flip flops to stop yobs beating up a teenager.

The thugs were filmed attacking the 17-year-old boy and punching him onto the ground in a shop doorway in Derby city centre on a Thursday night.

But the woman, wearing a short white dress, pushed away several of the thugs and shoved one of them three times in the chest before he walked away.

The thugs begin by pushing their 17-year-old victim (dressed in red) into a shop doorway

The thugs begin by pushing their 17-year-old victim (dressed in red) into a shop doorway

They can the be seen attacking him during the assault at 11pm on June 29 in Derby city centre

They can the be seen attacking him during the assault at 11pm on June 29 in Derby city centre

One man can be seen punching his victim as others crowd around to join in with the attack

One man can be seen punching his victim as others crowd around to join in with the attack

The young woman in flip flops can then be seen approaching the thugs from the left

The young woman in flip flops can then be seen approaching the thugs from the left

The victim,

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