Police hunt thugs who punched woman so hard her teeth pierced cheek

Police hunt thugs who punched and kicked woman so hard her teeth pierced her cheek after she stepped in to defend man from ‘homophobic attack’

  • Police are hunting thugs who assaulted a woman for defending man
  • Daisy Wells, 28, was hit so hard that her teeth pierced through to her cheek
  • She was on way home from Newcastle festival before being brutally attacked
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

Police are hunting homophobic thugs who punched and kicked a woman so badly that her teeth ‘pierced’ her cheek, after she stepped in to defend a man from a brutal attack.

Daisy Wells, 28, was on her way home from This Is Tomorrow festival at Exhibition Park, Newcastle, on September 17 when she noticed a man on his own being taunted by a group of yobs because he had a glittery beard.

The brave sales exec, who was leaving the festival with her boyfriend Adam Darley, 27, and four friends, decided to step in and defend the man – however she was left battered when the thugs turned on her.

Ms Wells, from Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, was punched and kicked with force badly that she felt blood gushing down her face as she lay on the floor.

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES  

Daisy Wells, 28, (Above) was brutally attacked after she stepped in to defend a man from a homophobic attack

The sales executive (Above) had attended the This Is Tomorrow festival at Exhibition Park, Newcastle, with her boyfriend, Adam and their four friends when the incident happened 

The sales executive (Above) was on her way home from a festival in Newcastle when she was viciously attacked, and rushed to hospital where she had eight stitches in her left cheek 

But courageous Ms Wells ‘hardly noticed’ the pain as she jumped up to make sure her friends were okay.

She said: ‘I realised he was on his own and I couldn’t just stand there watching someone get beaten up.

‘It all happened so fast – the lads ran off and left me to check on my friends.

‘I was in complete shock and I couldn’t feel the pain – I was spitting out mouthfuls of blood but I barely noticed.

‘I didn’t realise how badly I was injured until I took off my jacket after and saw it was covered in my own blood.

‘I remember thinking ‘I’ve never seen that much blood before in my life – and it’s all mine’.’

Daisy was taken to the medical tent and then A&E at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle where she had stitches on both the outside and inside of her mouth to repair the hole.

Ms Wells (pictured) after the incident occurred with blood gushing down her face 

The group of yobs attacked her so badly that her teeth ‘pierced’ the side of her left cheek (Above)

The next day she could barely eat after her cheek swelled up – but after downing some pain meds she was able to return to enjoy the rest of the festival.

She said: ‘People were shocked when they saw me with my stitches and swollen face, but I couldn’t even feel it.

‘Without a doubt, I’d do the same again.

‘But I hope the people responsible can be brought to justice – attacking innocent people is never okay.

 ‘I could never be a bystander watching someone beaten up for no reason – and I’d do it the same again despite my injuries.’

Ms Wells was rushed to hospital for eight stitches to her face, and now police are hunting the thugs who struck outside annual festival.

She says she doesn’t regret stepping in and ‘would do the same again’ if it meant defending a vulnerable person.

She has said she doesn’t regret stepping in and ‘would do the same again’ if it meant defending a vulnerable person

She added: ‘I didn’t know him, but I wouldn’t change what I did to defend that man.

‘I could never be a bystander and watch someone get beaten up for no reason other than who they are.

‘I think they went for him because of his beard – they thought he was gay, and he was on his own so an easy target.

‘I knew I couldn’t stand and watch so I shouted at them to leave him alone.’      

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: ‘Shortly after 10pm on September 17, police received a report of an assault in Brandling Park, Jesmond.

‘It was reported that a male victim in his 50s had been walking down the street before he was approached and assaulted by two men who were not known to him.

‘An investigation was launched into the incident, and officers have since learnt of a separate assault committed on another victim on the same evening.

‘The other victim was a 28-year-old female.

‘Police believe both assaults were committed by the same two male suspects.

‘Enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the website or by calling 101 quoting reference number 816 17/09/21.

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