Shocking moment taunting yob throws kebab and chips in homeless man's face in sickening attack

The cruel young man can be seen walking up to his victim – eyeing the camera before heartlessly lobbing the takeaway food at him.

He can then be seen running off.

The man who filmed the interaction has since apologised, saying he was horrified by what had happened.

Speaking to Derbyshire Live, he said: "I was out in the town and I'll be honest, I had a few drinks when someone came up to me and asked me to start recording. I didn't know what he was going to do.

"What happened happened and I'll admit I did laugh, but now I wish I didn't.

"I really regret what I have done and I wish I hadn't've done it. I have since deleted it off my phone because I don't want to be attached to it.

"I want to send my apologies to the homeless man who it happened to.

"I don't condone this behaviour and I would like to find him to say sorry".

The incident, which was filmed in the Derby city centre on Sunday, has since seen a backlash on social media after being shared on Snapchat.

One man wrote: "Instead off trying to find the idiot who did this, can some one please tell me the homeless guy's name and where he lives on the street so I can buy him some food?"

Another added wrote: "Why would you even do that to someone? And recording as well?

"Instead of slapping food in his face, why don't you give him money or buy him food? #karma".

Phillip Ingall, director of Derby homeless charity PACE, has said that the actions taken place on the video were "abhorrent" and has urged the homeless man to come forward.

I really regret what I have done and I wish I hadn't've done it

He said: "It shows what a sad state we're in that someone who is that desperate at that time of the night is willing to put himself in danger.

"The problem of homelessness is growing and PACE needs an extra 100 spaces to keep up. Just think of that number.

"Whoever the man is, I urge him to come to PACE, speak to me or go to single-point of entry at the council to get some help".

Derbyshire Police confirmed they were looking into reports of the incident.

It comes after a string of attacks against homeless people, including a woman being pelted with flour and eggs by a group of youngsters who then posed with her on a park bench.

A homeless man suffered a broken spine after allegedly being attacked by a gang in Hull.

A mum and daughter recently came to the rescue of a homeless man who was kicked in the face while sleeping rough.

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