This is the brutal moment a raging wife caught her husband's alleged 'mistress' and beat her while cutting off her hair and stripping her.

The vicious attack was caught on camera in China and posted online where it has already gone viral.

Thousands have viewed the clip, which shows a one-sided brawl that leaves the victim half-naked and sobbing uncontrollably in the street.

The video begins with two women, one appearing to be older than the other, yanking a young woman in a white dress from a trike or small car by her hair.



Screaming can be heard as the two both grab fistfuls of the woman's dark red hair and drag her to the ground.

She tries to defend herself but is clearly overpowered as the younger of the two attackers holds onto her hair and begins slapping her across the head as she starts to cry.

Meanwhile, the older woman almost immediately begins tearing at the 'cheat's' clothes while the 'wife' appears to be handed a pair of scissors by the person filming.

She then begins shearing the woman, chopping large clumps of hair from her head before spinning her around on the concrete, steadying herself and raining another flurry of blows on the woman's face.

The attackers eventually slow the beating but continue to point at the woman while she covers her face and cries on the pavement before the older woman pulls up the 'cheat's' dress to reveal her underwear.

It is unclear where the video was filmed although commenters on the video appear to suggest it was taken in Henan, in central China.

It is not known whether arrests have been made.