Nobody can verify anything in this video, but the guy who uploaded it to YouTube says it shows cops beating "alleged teenage rioters on bicycles" who were trying to flee the city center last night. Instead, the cyclists got caught out on Jutland Street, near Manchester's Piccadilly Station, and a bit of the ol' headstomping took place.

A few selections from the YouTube comments:

"Leave them all bleeding at the sidewalk. P[r]oves how shit at fighting chavs actually are!"

"Awww diddums, some little dickheads got a smack. Fully deserved."

"Get into 'em, FUCK 'EM UP"

"Fuck the water cannon, bring on the flamethrowers."