UK Young Mom Left 'Almost Bald' After Hair Attack by 3 Women in Disco

Published September 13th, 2018 - 01:11 GMT
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A young mother was left 'almost bald' after three woman savagely beat her in a nightclub and tore out her hair - as they were encouraged to 'gouge out her eyes'.

Hollie-Louise Brown, 23, thought she was going to die in the unprovoked attack which happened on Saturday night in a Northumberland nightclub and left her unconscious on the floor.

The telesales worker claims the attack went on for around 25 minutes and her attackers scratched at her eyeballs, kicked her in the head while she could 'hear the hair tearing from her scalp'.

She said despite seeing how savagely she was being beaten, one of her attacker's friends shouted 'gouge her eyes out'.

She was left half bald and covered in cuts, bruises and cigarette burns.

Poor Hollie-Louise feared she would not 'make it home to her children' during the 25-minute attack and later needed a CT scan to check for brain damage. 

Hollie-Louise, from Choppington, Northumberland, said: 'I'm still in a lot of shock. I just can't stop sobbing every time I walk past the mirror.

'I'm absolutely heartbroken at the state of myself. The attack was unprovoked and there was no reason for it.

'I didn't think it was ever going to stop. I could hear my hair being ripped out.

'I wondered if I was going to make it home to my children or if I'd even get to see them again.'

Hollie-Louise had been to Bubbles pub in Ashington, Northumberland, on Saturday night when she was attacked at around 1am.

The single mum claims the incident began when a woman began dancing around her, bumping into Hollie on purpose.

When Hollie-Louise confronted her, she allegedly leapt on the young mum while her friends tore at her hair.

After falling to the floor, Hollie-Louise claims she was strangled and kicked to the head and body in a sustained attack that lasted around 25 minutes.

Meanwhile the two other girls scratched at her eyes after someone shouted 'gouge out her eyes' from the sideline.

Hollie-Louise said: 'She was bouncing around the dance floor and bumping into me on purpose. I asked her what she was doing and she pushed me.

'I grabbed her and then all her friends began pulling at my hair and kicking me.

'We were rolling around the floor and they were all pulling at my hair. There were three of them on me.

'One of them was strangling me and the other was still pulling at [my hair]. I'm almost bald now.

'They had to be pulled off me five times. By the time the attack had ended I didn't really know what was going on.

'One put my fingers in her mouth and was trying to bite.

'I was kicked in the head repeatedly and the boy they were with was just stood in the background shouting 'gouge her eyes out!'

'My eyelashes are gone because of where they tried to scratch my eyeballs.

'It went on for ages - it was probably about 25 minutes. According to my friends I ended up unconscious on the floor.'

After coming round, Hollie-Louise rushed home to her two sons, admitting she feared she'd never see them again.

Her father helped her report the attack to the police.

 The next day she attended hospital and saw the police forensics team, who she claims confirmed that a cigarette had been deliberately put out on her.

During the days following the attack, her bruises reportedly worsened and she now fears the girls will return.

Hollie-Louise said: 'I went straight home because my dad was babysitting at my house and I needed to get back to my children.

'When I got in at around 1.45am, they were both awake when I got in and my oldest is only three, but he looked at me in shock because I looked so different.

'Obviously I was really upset and my hair had been pulled out.

'I went to the forensic team at the police station. They confirmed they'd put a cigarette out on me and I had scratches and bruises all over my body.

'My injuries have actually got worse since then because the bruising has come out.

'I went and had a CT scan because I'd been kicked in the head. Luckily they said there was no permanent damage and it's just bruised.

'I've also been given antibiotics because of the cigarette burns.'

Northumbria Police confirmed three women in their twenties had been arrested in connection with the attack who have been released 'under investigation'.

A spokesperson from Northumbria Police said: 'In the early hours of Sunday police received a report of an assault at Bubbles night club on John Street in Ashington.

'It was reported that a group of women became involved in an altercation inside the bar at around 12.45am that then carried on outside the premises.

'During the incident a 23-year-old woman was assaulted and had to receive medical attention for her injuries.

'Three women - aged 23, 25 and 28 - were arrested in connection with the incident and have since been released under investigation.

'Police believe there were other witnesses in the club at the time of the alleged assault and anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police.'

Kind-hearted pals launched a fundraising page to help raise cash for hair treatment which has now raised £1,250 - almost three times more than its initial target.

Bubbles nightclub have been approached for comment.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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