A disturbing TikTok video shows a female police officer in London getting harassed by catcallers - and police chiefs have condemned it.

The short clip showed the female officer out on patrol at London’s Piccadilly Circus followed by a message that asked followers to help find her.

“TikTok help me find this girl she sooo fine,” the onscreen text said.

The officer, who appeared annoyed by the incident, was led away from the group by another female officer.

Someone can also be heard whistling in the background while another voice shouts “Oh my goodness” at the officer.

The shocking video was viewed over 240,000 times.

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“I’m sure the wolf whistle really made her warm to you even in the ‘70s - this was pretty uncool,” someone wrote in the comments.

“This is called harassment,” another added.

A third wrote: “So you think you’ll get a date with a girl when you whistle after her like she’s dog? Rude AF.”

This incident comes in the midst of other disturbing accounts of harassment female police officers face, with similar videos uploaded to TikTok.

They’ve got so popular that one person even created a round-up video of them called: ‘Roadmen flirt with female police officers’ - which has been viewed more than 662,000 times.

Inspector Aiveen McManus of the Central West Command Unit, told MailOnline: “This sort of harassment is completely unacceptable.

“No woman, whether a police officer or not, should be made to feel uncomfortable by this sort of behaviour.

“My officers were deployed on New Year’s Eve, one of the most challenging days in the policing calendar.

“I am proud of the way they stayed focussed and professional in the face of such provocation.

“This female officer was working hard to keep the people of London safe, she deserved more respect.”

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