In a disruptive turn of events, a crowd brought a busy road in Peckham to a standstill in response to a social media video that seemed to depict a shop owner placing his hands around a woman’s throat.
The video captures a dramatic scuffle unfolding between a man and a woman within the confines of a store. The man in question is believed to be Sohail Sindho, the proprietor of Peckham Hair and Cosmetics.
The altercation apparently stemmed from an alleged theft attempt by the woman. As word of the confrontation spread on social media, a sizable crowd congregated on Rye Lane, effectively closing the shop for business.
Video Footage Unveils Tense Exchange
The video, initially shared on Instagram, commences with the man positioned behind the woman as they grapple with each other.
Meanwhile, the woman behind the camera issues threats of involving the police in the escalating situation. The tension reaches a critical point when the woman strikes the man on the head with a plastic shopping basket, seemingly in response to his actions around her neck.
In the midst of the turmoil, she vociferously demands that the police be called, asserting that she has been strangled. Despite her plea, the man remains resolute and refuses to release his grip.
This incident has sparked significant public attention and raises questions about the appropriate response to such confrontations in a digital age where social media amplifies such incidents.