THIS is the shocking image of a teenager who was allegedly attacked by a man in a nightclub.
Jessica Dunn, 19, was out with friends in Doncaster town centre but her night soon ended in horror after a punch from a reveller left her unconscious and nearly broke her nose, she said.
Pretty Jessica’s only memory following the incident in The Priory nightclub was being treated by paramedics in hospital, said her mum and founder of Doncaster’s cancer organisation Firefly Denise Dunn.
“It was so shocking to see her in that state, I just couldn’t believe it,” said the 52-year-old.
“I got a call at about 2.30am on Saturday from Jess saying she was in A&E and that she had been punched by a man which knocked her unconscious and she was covered in blood.
“As a parent getting a phonecall like that is your worst nightmare. She’d gone out for an enjoyable night out with friends. It doesn’t bear thinking about what could have happened.
“Jess doesn’t go out and get drunk and now after this, she doesn’t want to go anywhere near Doncaster town centre, it’s frightened her too much.
“I just don’t know how anybody can do that to somebody else, especially a grown man. He should hang his head in shame.
“Jess has to go back to the hospital to get further treatment on her nose, we’re not even sure if it is broken.”
Denise took to Twitter to find out information about the alleged incident, tweeting pictures of her daughter’s cut and bruised face.
The cancer organisation campaigner tweeted to her hundreds of followers that call centre worker Jessica, formerly of Barnby Dun, was ‘black and blue’ but recovering having received scores of replies from well-wishers.
The mum-of-five from Barnby Dun said: “I’d just like to thank everyone for all of their support, when I posted pictures and information about the attack, I got about 3,000 retweets from all over.
“It is heartening to know that people don’t support this sort of behaviour and that they are willing to help you when you most need it.”
The incident, which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning inside the club in Lazarus Court, has been reported to police.
A police spokesman said: “A 19-year-old woman is believed to have been assaulted by a man. Police are investigating and continuing with inquiries.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 139 of June 23.