A teenager has told how she was punched in the face and pushed into the path of a passing taxi in a town centre attack.
Kiera Lawson, 18, was left covered in blood from a gash above her eye following the attack by a man in Huddersfield town centre.
She had been chatting to a male friend on St Peter’s Street, near to Lala’s restaurant, at around 2am on Sunday when a man began calling her names. Her friend stepped in and both were then punched.
Kiera was struck in the face when attempting to separate her friend and the attacker.
“He grabbed hold of me and hit me in the face,” she said. “I had blood dripping down my face. He then pushed me into the road and I was hit by a taxi.”
Thankfully, the taxi was only travelling slowly and she wasn’t hurt, although she was upset when the driver just drove away.
Kiera was helped by staff from the Camel Club and was taken to hospital where her eye injury was stitched.
Now recovering at the family home in Milnsbridge, Kiera said she might need to see an eye specialist as her vision has been affected.
She has pain down the left side of her body and has been signed off sick from her office job.
Police have taken photos of her injuries but have yet to take a statement. Keira described her attacker as a tall and slim Asian man wearing a burgundy tracksuit.