#UK Social worker Ellen Clarkson attacked at Edinburgh venue in case of ‘mistaken identification’ #UKnews
A 23-year-old social worker mentioned she was brutally attacked at an Edinburgh live performance after a person and a number of other girls mistook her for the person who attacked one of their sisters.
Ellen Clarkson, from Broxburn, attended the Hot Dub Time Machine present at the Royal Highland Centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh to have a good time her birthday with mates when she says she was violently set upon by an older male and a bunch of females.
She claims the male, who was mentioned to be in his 30s, punched her in the face and knocked her to the bottom unconscious. After this, it’s alleged that two females then started kicking the sufferer in the face and head.
Social worker Ellen Clarkson was assaulted whereas attending the Hot Dub Time Machine Event at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh final Sunday
Ms Clarkson, pictured earlier than the assault mentioned she was focused in a case of mistaken identification
The social worker says that her boyfriend, Cameron Hunter, 24, from Falkirk was additionally assaulted by the group, and has sustained accidents himself. The firefighter was mentioned to have been separated from accomplice and was compelled to look at the assault as he too was overwhelmed and positioned in a headlock.
The assault befell at round 1.15am on Sunday, August 21 when a bunch of girls mistakenly recognized Ms Clarkson as the one that had assaulted one of their youthful sisters.
Ms Clarkson has been left with a displaced facial fracture that would require surgical procedure and a doable damaged nostril, jaw and cheekbone. Her accomplice additionally suffered from facial smooth tissue accidents following the assault.
The accidents sustained by the social worker signifies that she should take vital break day from work. She provides that the incident had left her scared to depart her residence alone.
Ms Clarkson, pictured, mentioned there have been no police at the occasion and safety advised she ought to ask her ‘raise residence’ to take her and her boyfriend to hospital for therapy
Medics have warned Ms Clarkson that she faces doable reconstructive surgical procedure following the assault
Ms Clarkson shared her disappointment with the way in which the occasion was organised and mentioned that they have been advised by safety employees at G4S that there have been no police or ambulances in attendance. This meant that she needed to name her brother to gather the pair and take them to hospital the place they spent 12 and a half hours.
She mentioned in a put up on her social media that: ‘I’m feeling fairly tender and sore, and wish to say thanks to everybody for his or her effectively needs.
‘I wish to add my disappointment in the organisation of the occasion. There have been no police organised to attend the occasion and following the assault we have been suggested to name 101 and report the crime, the attackers have been merely let go with none particulars taken.
‘When I used to be in the welfare space I used to be advised I could have a damaged jaw, cheek bone and nostril nonetheless there have been no ambulances organised to attend the occasion and we have been requested if “my lift home” might take us to the hospital. My brother was then phoned at round 01:00am and was requested to take us to hospital as no ambulances have been obtainable.
‘After giving descriptions of the attackers to stewards, they confirmed they have been conscious of these folks earlier on in the night time and that they have been even searched. They weren’t at this level requested to depart and have been allowed to proceed their night time inside Hot Dub inflicting two additional altercations between myself and mates.
‘I’ll undoubtedly be intently contemplating what occasions I’m attending in future and urge everybody to make sure they do the identical. Can’t imagine completely no police presence or ambulance have been organised for this occasion at all, particularly given the scale.’
As a consequence, Ms Clarkson, alongside along with her family and friends, need to determine the culprits in order that they are often delivered to justice and in order that they can not do that to a different unsuspecting sufferer. Her mum, Cassandra Jayne, shared a heart-breaking put up on social media.
She mentioned: ‘Sorry if this put up is disturbing or upsetting in advance.. We are on the lookout for any witnesses to assist the police with their investigation.
‘Ellen Clarkson, my daughter, was viciously attacked at the Hotdub occasion on Saturday August 20 whereas out for her birthday with mates. She was punched in the face by a grown man and knocked out chilly to the bottom.
‘While she was on the bottom unconscious, two females have been kicking her concerning the head and face. As proven she has sustained critical accidents to her face and head.
‘The perpetrators thought she had apparently ‘battered their wee sister’ and so did this to her. Ellen’s boyfriend Cameron was held again in a headlock and likewise repeatedly punched in the face.
‘If anybody has any data or seen something please get in contact.. We suppose that there shall be CCTV footage however it might be useful if somebody had seen what occurred too. We are hoping the facility of social media will assist us. Ellen may be very courageous to permit sharing of these photos and attempt to cease these vile folks from doing this to anybody else.’
Ms Clarkson mentioned as a result of of the extent of her accidents, Police Scotland are coping with her incident as a ‘critical assault’
Ms Clarkson has been advised that she might require surgical procedure consequently of the assault and will have suffered psychological injury.
‘My assault is now being handled as a critical assault as a result of fracture and my boyfriends will stay an assault. I’m a social worker and the accidents I’ve sustained imply that I’m going to want to take so much of break day work.
‘I’m not a confrontational particular person. I attempt to see the great in everybody however this has truthfully taken me aback. I do not suppose it is fairly hit me totally but what’s occurred to me however I’m genuinely scared to depart my entrance door unattended at the second.’
A spokesperson for G4S mentioned: ‘We are conscious of an remoted incident at the occasion, and we’re working with Police Scotland to assist their investigations.’
Organisers of the Hot Dub Time Machine occasions in the UK and Europe have been contacted for remark. A spokesperson for The Royal Highland Centre mentioned: ‘We are conscious of an remoted incident from Saturday night and are supporting police with the investigation.’
Ms Clarkson added: ‘I’m not a confrontational particular person. I attempt to see the great in everybody however this has truthfully taken me aback. I do not suppose it is fairly hit me totally but what’s occurred to me however I’m genuinely scared to depart my entrance door unattended at the second’
A Police Scotland spokesperson mentioned: ‘Officers acquired reviews of two folks being assaulted in the Ingliston space of Edinburgh at round 12.15am on Sunday, 21 August, 2022.
‘A 23-year-old girl and 24-year-old man attended hospital for therapy and have been subsequently discharged. Enquiries are ongoing.’
Anyone with any related data has been requested to share it with officers by calling 101.