A sexual assault victim who was attacked on a night out has spoken about her experience and said she no longer feels safe on Lincoln’s streets.
The 19-year-old, who cannot be named, said that three men approached her on the High Street before sexually touching her from behind.
Her friend, a 29-year-old man, tried to intervene but he was allegedly knocked to the floor. The men proceeded to kick him in the face and stomp on his head, she said.
The young woman told The Lincolnite that it was at this point that she “ran up to the men” and tried to get them off her friend.
She said: “They then knocked me out and stomped on the back of my head multiple times and kicked me in the hip and bum.
“I woke up to my friend on the phone to the police and that’s all I can really remember as again I wasn’t really conscious.
“If I didn’t push them away and take some kicks they could have killed him, so we both saved each other.”
She added: “I really don’t feel safe. To get to work I have to walk through town where it happened late at night.
“I am not sleeping at night and have awful headaches. I feel constantly sick and shakey.”
She was left with lumps on her head, bruising on her body and cuts on her arm.
A viral Facebook post, believed to be linked to the attack, has been shared by the male victim’s mother revealing horrific facial injuries.
He said he is now recovering and will be discharged from hospital later on Wednesday.
The early morning assaults were reportedly unprovoked, and happened near to the city’s Primark shop at around 5am on December 2.
Lincolnshire Police released CCTV pictures of three men wanted in connection with the attack and said on December 4 that they have made no arrests.
Anyone who recognises the men pictured has been urged to contact 101, quoting the reference 47 of December 2.