THE mother of a young woman left seriously injured in a pub attack says it has left the family traumatised.
She told the Pioneer how her 25-year-old daughter lost about five pints of blood and slipped in and out of consciousness after being struck in the face with a glass while in the seating area of the Woodlands pub in Whitby shortly after 10pm on Saturday, July 26.
The victim, who has a six-month old daughter, suffered a serious injury to her nose and loss of vision in her left eye, although it’s unknown if the damage will be permanent.
She now faces 12-18 months of surgery and skin grafts as a result of the attack.
Her mother, who does not wish to be named, said: “This has had a huge impact on us all. It’s left us traumatised. Me and my daughter are both on sleeping tablets.
“She won’t go out and only lets close family see her. She used to go to mother and baby groups but won’t now. She’s very scared.
“My daughter hasn’t gone out much since she had the baby. I felt bad because I encouraged her to go out that night and then this happened.”
The mum added: “We want more people to come forward. If you were there please speak to the police. You can do it in confidence and even if you think it’s insignificant it could make a difference.
“I’d like to thank a man who used ice at the scene to stem the flow of blood, as well as the A&E staff and plastic surgeons at the Countess, and the police who have been fantastic.”
Investigating officer DC Stephen Owens said: “This was a very serious offence. There was a lot of people there at the time and we need them to come forward.”
The victim had been wearing a yellow-and- white dress. If you saw the attack on her, or have any information, call DC Owens or DC Caroline Brophy on 01244 613174 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A 34-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man, both local, have been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and released on bail until September 12 pending inquiries.