EastEnders viewers were left truly sickened tonight as Bobby Beale was brutally beaten up and strangled unconscious in a violent filmed attack tonight.

The vile Islamophobic gang followed Bobby, Iqra and Habiba after recognising Bobby from the vile online trolling about him.

Iqra and Habiba tried to tell him to ignore them, with the latter questioning what kind of "sad excuse of a person posts things like that".

Bobby Beale was brutally beaten up and strangled unconscious on EastEnders
The Islamophobic gang filmed the vile attack

The gang continued to harass Bobby, Iqra and Habiba, even going to far as to sexually harass Habiba while led Bobby telling them to "do one".

One of the gang members then made a grab for him, demanding to know what was in his rucksack. But when Bobby told him that it was "none of his business", the gang member snarled: "This is England - it is my business."

Iqra was horrified after watching Bobby attacked
Bobby was left lying unconscious after the brutal attack

He then grabbed Iqra's scarf and when Bobby told him to give it back, the cretinous man launched himself at Bobby and wrapped the scarf around his neck, choking him.

"He wants it, jihadi can get it," the gang member leered as Bobby struggled to breathe. "What's that, you want a bacon sandwich?"

Bobby collapsed to the floor after losing consciousness as the men filmed them.

A horrified Bex had watched it all unfold and yelled out that she had called the police, leading them to violently kick Bobby before running away.

Bobby was rushed to hospital and it was revealed that he would need surgery after suffering a bleed on the brain.

Will Bobby be OK?

*EastEnders returns on Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One