A mum has spoken of her shock after her son suffered shocking facial injuries after an attack in Great Harwood town centre.
Louise Beardmore said it looked like her son Danny ‘had been shot in the face’ after returning home with a fractured cheekbone and eye socket and a broken nose.
Former Norden High School pupil Danny, 19, was out with his girlfriend when he became involved in an argument with some other men and was assaulted on Church Street close to the Cross Axes pub.
It happened between 3am and 3.30am on Saturday, October 24 and he was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Louise, of James Street, Great Harwood, said Danny’s face ‘looked horrendous’ when his girlfriend brought him home.
She said: “They had a bit of an altercation with some people and it made it’s way round to the centre of Harwood.
“They came home about 3.30am and they were both in shock. I looked at him and knew straight away I had to phone the ambulance and police.
“It was horrible. It was like he had been shot in the face. He is a young lad and said he had a bit to drink but he didn’t really know how bad his injuries were. He had his head over the sink and he was bleeding everywhere.”
Louise, 38, said bakery factory worker Danny was sent home from hospital later on Saturday with medication but will need to go back in for surgery.
She said: “They sent him home later as they couldn’t operate until the swelling had gone down.
“He is going in on Thursday to have his eye checked and then on Sunday he will have three or four plates put in. All the injuries are to his face and nowhere else.
“He doesn’t remember getting hit more than once but he must have been, looking at the injuries. He doesn’t know if he was knocked out for a few seconds. He’s going to be off work for at least a month.”
Louise said they have been overwhelmed by the response on social media after pictures of Danny’s injuries were posted.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “The victim has become involved in an argument with some other men and he was assaulted and ended up with a fractured cheek.”
The offender is described as white male, around 22 years old and 6ft tall with ‘longish ginger hair and a ginger beard’.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 235 of October 24.