- Clip appears to show police officer sticking middle finger up at group of bikers
- The footage was recorded in Coventry on Sunday and posted to Instagram
- A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: We’re looking into the matter’
Police are investigating an officer was caught on camera making an obscene gesture to a group of bikers.
The clip, filmed in Coventry, West Midlands, shows two marked police cars approaching a group of bikers before an officer sticks his middle finger up through the window.
The footage was captured on Sunday and posted on an Instagram page called Birmingham Bike Life.
The slowed down footage shows the driver of the second police car making the rude gesture.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said they were looking into the matter.
The video was recorded by one of the bikers who then shared it on Instagram with the caption: ‘Why they gotta hate us so much.’
Slowed down footage shows the driver of the second police car making the rude gesture
Two marked police cars approach the group of bikers before the driver of the second vehicle sticks his middle finger up through the window
The video has amassed 20,000 views and over 3,000 likes.
One user wrote: ‘Report em, last guy in the riot van got f***** for that.’
Another commented: ‘You have a motorbike pulling wheelies and they think you’re criminals on stolen bikes.’
The footage was captured on Sunday and posted on an Instagram page called Birmingham Bike Life
The Instagram page has videos of bikers performing dangerous and illegal stunts on the roads
A third replied: ‘He’s a typical policeman – got bullied at school and needs power to prove something to people.’
Last August, West Midlands Police said it was investigating another officer in a van who appeared to make the same gesture to a biker.
However, the force’s chief constable Dave Thompson said at the time: ‘I feel the objective should be to find the thug on the bike not the officer.’