Teen left with gaping wound after alleged assault

An 18-year-old said he has been scarred for life and his confidence is knocked after he was allegedly assaulted in post-World Cup semi-final crowds.

The teen, who wished not to be named, had left the Engine Shed on Brayford Wharf East with other disappointed football fans on Wednesday evening when he claims he was attacked by a stranger on the bridge outside the venue.

It’s alleged that a man in his early 20s, unknown to the victim, shouted his name and accused him of spilling beer over him. The victim was then punched once across the face, splitting open his eyebrow.

The attack happened at around 9.35pm.

No arrests have been made.

He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff, but later taken to hospital for the wound to be stitched up.

The incident happened in front of many potential witnesses.

Lincolnshire Police are investigating, but no arrests have been made at the time of publishing.

“There is nothing to suggest it was related to football”, a police spokesperson added.

The man was described as white, wearing a white t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The victim’s family approached The Lincolnite to appeal for help finding the alleged attacker.

“He is very shaken and feels his confidence has been knocked massively. He is completely low.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to him before.

“It’s a very upsetting situation and we hope somebody comes forward with information.”

Anyone who saw what happened should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 and refer to incident CC045611072018.