Police have confirmed that a video showing a uniformed ‘officer’ being egged by a gang of children in Gravesend is fake.

A clip posted on Facebook in the group ‘Real Gangsters Worldwide’ with the caption ‘Gravesend Estate’ shows an officer rolling around on the floor as he is pelted with eggs from all angles.

In less than 24-hours the clip was viewed over one and a half million times, provoking online outrage in thousands of comments.

One account wrote: “Cannot believe what I have just seen. The laughing adults really set such good example to their ‘little darlings’

“It’s people like this that give Gravsenders a bad name.”

Kent Police said officers from the region had been spoken to, who confirmed that no such incident took place.

“The video is understood not to be genuine,” a spokesperson said.