December 29, 2021, 23:01
A soldier has been filmed apparently stepping on a child during a patrol march at the Tower of London.
The Soldier, a Coldstream Guard – a division with a ceremonial role as providing protection to royal palaces – is filmed marching before a child appears to step out in front of him.
The child appears to have fallen to the ground, with the soldier appearing to step on his foot, and the guard continues to march after the incident.
In the video circulating on social media, a scream can be heard before the guard collides with the child.
An Army spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident at the Tower of London earlier today during a routine patrol.”
They added that the guards on duty had “warned the public that a patrol was approaching, but the child unfortunately ran out unexpectedly in front of the soldier”.
“The soldier tried to step on the child and continued on his duty,” the spokesman added.
“After the incident, the soldier checked the child and was assured that everything was fine.”