SICKENING footage has emerged of a young woman being struck by a police baton as she stood between two men having a heated discussion in Spain.
The video was captured in Magaluf, Mallorca outside a bar popular with holidaymakers and locals.
As the two men push and shove each other, the young woman, tries to intervene but to no avail.
At this point two Guardia Civil police officers arrive on the scene and ready their batons.
One officer swings his baton striking one of the men twice.
The same officer then strikes the young woman firmly across her arm before pushing the man to the ground.
Meanwhile, the other officer charges after the other man involved in the fight, baton raised.
No apparent attempt was made by the officers to engage in a dialogue to calmly diffuse the situation.
The video footage was captured by Danielle Finlay Brookes, who works on the island.
During the footage she says: “They are disgusting. I’ve got it on video for once. They just hit that poor girl.”
Accompanying her video Ms Brookes wrote: “The video shows a British girl who must have only just been 18 be attacked by them no questions asked and before any other action was taken by the Guardia to calm her friends.”