The social worker, 23, is punched in the face by a man and beaten unconscious by two women while celebrating her birthday at a Hot Dub Time Machine gig in a ‘mistaken identity attack’
Ellen Clarkson, 23, claims that on August 21, she was punched in the head and face. She has severe bruising, as well as a possible broken nose, jaw, and cheekbone. At the Royal Highland Centre, a social worker was celebrating her birthday with friends. A man in Edinburgh, according to the Scottish woman, knocked her out with one punch.
A Scottish social worker suffered horrific injuries after being beaten unconscious by a vicious gang at a music event.
Ellen Clarkson, 23, of Broxburn, West Lothian, was celebrating her birthday with friends when she claims an Australian DJ Hot Dub Time Machine knocked her out with one punch at the Royal Highland Center in Edinburgh on Sunday, August 21.
Ellen claims that while lying on the ground, she was viciously punched and kicked in the head and face by two women during the early hours of Sunday.
Ellen has severe bruising, a displaced facial fracture that may necessitate surgery, and a possible broken nose, jaw, and cheekbone.
Cameron Hunter, 24, was also allegedly attacked by the gang and suffered facial injuries after being punched and put in a headlock.
Ellen believes the attack was a case of mistaken identity and took to social media to criticize the music show’s security and organization.
Police Scotland has launched an investigation and stated that “inquiries are ongoing.”
Ellen, pictured, was celebrating her birthday with friends when she claimed a man knocked her out with one punch. Ellen claims that while lying on the ground, she was viciously punched and kicked in the head and face by two women during the assault.
Ellen said she is ‘feeling quite tender and sore’: I would like to add my disappointment in the organization of the event. There were no police organized [to attend]following the attack we were advised to call 101 and report the crime.
‘The attackers were simply let go without any details taken.
‘To add to this I was told while in welfare I may have a broken jaw, cheekbone, and nose however there were also no ambulances organized to attend the event and we were asked if ‘my lift home’ could take us to the hospital.
‘My brother was then phoned at 1 am and was asked to take us to hospital as no ambulances were available.
‘After giving descriptions of the attackers to stewards, they confirmed they were aware of these people earlier in the night and were even searched.
‘They were not at this point asked to leave and were allowed to continue their night within Hot Dub causing two further altercations between myself and friends.’