This is the shocking moment two Met Police officers appear to repeatedly punch a teenage boy in his friend’s back garden.

Footage shared online appears to show the uniformed officers beating the lad, 16, at least seven times before piling on top of him.

The violent attack took place at a house in Abbey Wood, South East London, on Friday.

Cops said they were called to a report of a child who was robbed by a “group of males” in the area.

But sharing the video on Twitter, Carina White, wrote: “Hey Met Police, just wondering if this is reasonable and appropriate use of force to detain a 16-year-old child?

“Kicking and punching???”

They appear to beat him at least seven times before pushing him to the ground credit: Twitter

She added: “This is a friend of a friend’s son and took place yesterday in Abbey Wood.

“He had gone to see if his friend was okay as he saw police in his garden and this is what the end result was. 

“The police weren’t even there for him.”

Users were quick to express their horror, with one person commenting: “This is outrageous and must be investigated.”

Someone else wrote: “Is this a reasonable and appropriate use of force?

“Shocking that Met Police officers repeatedly punch suspect.”

The Met said it was “aware of the video footage” online, adding it will be assessed by the Directorate of Professional Standards.

In a statement, the force said officers attended an address in Abbey Wood to make arrest enquiries following reports a child was robbed.

Property reported as stolen was recovered from the property.

The Met said: “A 16-year-old male [A] sought to make off from the address but was detained and arrested by officers on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

“Another male entered the premises and assaulted police officers.

“This 16-year-old [B] was arrested on suspicion of common assault of an emergency worker. He has been released under investigation.”

It added: “We are aware of video footage published online, which shows part of the incident in which officers used force to detain the suspects.

“This will be assessed, along with the officers’ body worn video footage, by officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards.

“All Met officers know that any use of force must be necessary and proportionate, and that they will be required to account for their actions.”

The officers can be seen piling on the lad in the gardenCredit: Twitter