Woman knocked unconscious while walking home in ‘nasty and unprovoked’ attack
Bus driver Shelley was left with a broken nose and fractured eye socket following the attack on Nottingham on Saturday.
A woman walking home from a night out in Nottingham was left with horrific injuries after being attacked by a group of men.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the woman, known only as Shelley, was knocked unconscious in what was described as a “nasty and unprovoked” attack in the early hours of 18 March.
Shelley was returning home after a night out celebrating St Patrick’s Day with friends when a group of young men attacked her as she walked down Mansfield Road.
The 43-year-old bus driver, who wished to withhold her surname, recalled: "Three guys were walking in the same direction as me, I remember talking to one and another one turned round and smacked me in the face.
"I fell to the floor and passed out for a little while. I was covered in blood and my nose was to one side, I don't remember getting to the hospital."
Shelley said she did not get a look at the man who punched her and was just having "normal chit chat" with another of the men before it happened.
She said that the friends of the attacker were the ones who called 999.
Shelley's nose was broken and her eye socket fractured by the assault.
She added: "My face just looks a mess and I've got a chipped tooth as well. I've got a pocket of blood behind my right eyeball so I keep losing vision in that eye.”
Nottinghamshire Police said they are investigating the attack, which took place near the junction with Bluecoat Street at around 4.15am.
PC Lee Lane said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack that left a woman needing hospital treatment. This kind of violence is utterly inexcusable and we are working hard to track down the person or people responsible.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police by calling 101, quoting incident 142 of 18 March 2023.