The bounder! The cad!
That's what you may be thinking.
But if you read the story, he was emphatically NOT 'punching her in the face for not crossing the road properly', but for assaulting him:
According to the police report a group of four girls were also spotted doing the same and the officer called them over to his patrol car./golfclap @Mail...
The women became verbally abusive and started to walk away ignoring the Walsh’s instructions to remain where they stood.
When he tried to stop the teen two of them began grappling with him.
As the 17-year-old, wearing a pink top, tried to push away Walsh, he lashed out with his fist.