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Video: Young boy watches on as grandfather and father are viciously attacked by police after Benfica won Primeira Division

Published 19/05/2015

Benfica's supporters jubilate before the start of the Portuguese league football match Vitoria SC vs SL Benfica at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on May 17, 2015. The match finished with a 0-0 draw and Benfica won the 2014-15 Portuguese league. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
Benfica's supporters jubilate before the start of the Portuguese league football match Vitoria SC vs SL Benfica at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on May 17, 2015. The match finished with a 0-0 draw and Benfica won the 2014-15 Portuguese league. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

Footage has emerged of the moment police attacked a father in front of his children after Benfica won a second consecutive league title in Portugal.

Benfica clinched their second successive Primeira Division title with a goalless draw at Guimaraes as their only challengers Porto were also held.

Benfica went into the penultimate round of games with a three-point lead - and that is where they stayed, meaning their superior head-to-head record against Porto guaranteed them the trophy.

There were some disturbances after the game but this footage shows police using heavy-handed tactics on a father in front of his kids. Their grandfather was also punched in the incident.

The father was struck on numerous occasions with batons as his distressed sons were restrained.

The Portuguese Interior Ministry has launched an inquiry into the incident.

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