Commenting on a video circulating on social media of a police incident in Stepney Green on Sunday evening, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said:
"I am very alarmed by this video and the description of what happened and I have demanded an urgent meeting and explanation from the Borough Commander.
"We clearly need an investigation of this incident and why the officer appears to have acted so aggressively. I understand many in our community will be understandably angry at what they have seen but I would urge a calm response.
"If the actions in this video are what they appear, then we need to see action from the police and a full apology given.
"Our community needs to have faith and confidence in the police who serve us. Incidents like this threaten to destroy that trust and undo years of work to build closer relations between the police and our community."