Teen’s shock after brutal attack

Jordan Lewis, (below) a mobile phone photo taken after the attack and (bottom) police want to speak to these two men.
Jordan Lewis, (below) a mobile phone photo taken after the attack and (bottom) police want to speak to these two men.
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A TEENAGER suffered a fractured jaw when he was beaten up and left in the doorway of a Blackpool club.

Shocked Jordan Lewis, from South Shore, remembers waking up on the ground on The Strand in the town centre after being punched in the face.

A mobile phone photo taken of Jordan Lewis after the attack.

A mobile phone photo taken of Jordan Lewis after the attack.

The 18-year-old suffered a fracture to the right side of his jaw and a black eye in the attack, which happened during a night out with friends.

Mr Lewis said: “All I remember is coming out of Walkabout and the next thing I was on the ground and being helped up by my friends by the doorway to Flares.

“I must have completely blacked out.

“He smashed my jaw at the top.

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the assault.

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the assault.

“It was hurting so much and I had a black eye so I went to the hospital and they said I’d broken it.

“I’ve seen things like this happen plenty of times but this was for no reason.”

Mr Lewis went to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but he was later transferred to Royal Preston Hospital.

He is due to return for another hospital appointment for doctors to check if the attack has left any lasting damage.

The former St George’s High School pupil, who works at a supermarket, said he was forced to have time off work because of his injuries.

He added: “I couldn’t speak properly so I was off work for a couple of days. I’m a bit wary about going out now.

“I wasn’t expecting anything like this to happen at all when I was just on a night out enjoying myself.”

The attack happened around 3am on June 4.

Detectives have now released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the assault.

Police believe the offender was wearing a blue shirt.

They would also like to speak to another man, who was wearing a white shirt, who was spotted at the scene.

Det Con Marc Armstrong, of Blackpool CID, said: “While this is a single punch assault the injuries are serious – the young victim has ended up with a fracture to his jaw. There is no obvious motive or reason for the attack.

“I would urge the Gazette readers to take a good look at the stills and if you recognise either of the men please contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Blackpool CID on (01253) 607327 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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