Mentally unwell man in Epping placed into coma following brutal arrest

Disturbing new footage shows police ramming their car into a father-of-three in Melbourne - moments before officer STOMPED on his head in brutal arrest that has left him in a coma Father-of-three is in a coma following his brutal arrest in Epping, Melbourne New footage shows him being struck by a car, allegedly before being stomped   The bipolar disorder sufferer had tried to secure a bed at the Northern Hospital But he escaped after a 'day-and-a-half' of waiting, a relative has claimed 

By Daniel Piotrowski and Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:35 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 06:04 BST, 14 September 2020

A father-of-three with bipolar disorder is in a coma after being rammed by a police car and apparently stomped in the head during a brutal arrest in Melbourne. 

The man, who works as a roof plumber, is being treated in an intensive care unit following the disturbing incident at Epping, in the city's north, on Sunday afternoon.

Outraged bystanders filmed the arrest, capturing the man being kicked and pinned the ground by a group of six officers on a median strip on Cooper St about 4.20pm. 

Jake Edwards and his partner George Michael were driving down the road at the same time when they saw what Mr Edwards called 'unjustifiable' and 'disgusting'. 

A mentally unwell roof plumber living with bipolar disorder has been placed into a coma after video showed him being kicked in the head during a brutal arrest

A mentally unwell roof plumber living with bipolar disorder has been placed into a coma after video showed him being kicked in the head during a brutal arrest

The man, who has not been named, was being treated in an intensive care unit at a hospital following the incident at Epping, in north Melbourne, on Sunday

The man, who has not been named, was being treated in an intensive care unit at a hospital following the incident at Epping, in north Melbourne, on Sunday

'We've seen a police car ram into (the man) sending him flying a few metres across the road,' Mr Edwards told Daily Mail Australia.

'He got up and the foot chase continued. They run up to the median strip (and) the man did throw a punch or two.

'Then pepper spray was used, punches from the police were thrown. While he wasn't restrained there were kicks to the head

'The worst part is while he was restrained with five to six officers on him, there was a stomp to the head and then a knee to the

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