Attack victim appeals for help to find attackers

Jamie Tomlinson was seriously injured after an unprovoked attack in King Street

Jamie Tomlinson was seriously injured after an unprovoked attack in King Street

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THE victim of an unprovoked early-morning horrific assault has appealed for help to trace his attackers.

Jamie Tomlinson of Standish was brutally hit from behind, stamped on and had his head forced through a window by thugs as he was walking his twin sister, Chanelle, to a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning, August 23.

I just pulled her away and started walking up King Street then they all just came up and hit me from behind. I got knocked out and they were stamping on my head and they put my head into a window

Jamie Tomlinson

The 26-year-old was knocked unconscious and underwent surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary after suffering a number of serious injuries.

Police were called at around 3.30am and have now launched an investigation into the attack.

And Jamie has issued an appeal to the public to help find the people responsible.

He recalled: “I was outside Ibiza bar and I saw my sister arguing with a bunch of lads.

“I just pulled her away and started walking up King Street then they all just came up and hit me from behind. I got knocked out and they were stamping on my head and they put my head into a window.

“My sister said there was about four or five of them.

“My jaw was broken in three places, I have a fractured eye socket, a fractured cheekbone, bruised ribs and just the odd cut and bruises.

“I was unconscious for about five minutes and woke up to them banging my head against a window.

“I was really scared, I won’t lie. I’ve had couple flashbacks too which I’ve woke up sweating and in shock too.

“Chanelle was trying to drag them off me and she’s got a few bruises on her arms and legs in the process.

“There was also another girl who witnessed the whole thing. I just hope we can find the people who have done this.”

Because of the attack, Jamie has had to postpone plans to move with his cousin to Los Angeles.

He was going to fly out to on Wednesday.

Now he will hopefully leave in January if all goes well with his recovery. As a result of his injuries, doctors have had to drill and fit a metal plate on his lower jaw and a metal bar has been fitted on the top and bottom of his gums, held by elastics to them to keep it closed and lined up correctly.

Jamie will have to keep these in for six weeks.

During this time he won’t be allowed to consume any solid food.

But despite everything the former Standish High pupil is remaining positive.

He added: “The operation went well and my jaw feels in line again, thank goodness.

“If I don’t try and see the positives I’ll get down and upset. The people who did this are just low life scumbags that just want to go out to fight.”

Police are urging anyone with information to contact police on 0161 856 9908 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.