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Woman left in coma and deaf in one ear after man punched her in street attack

A woman was left in a coma and woke up permanently deaf in one ear after a man punched her in a random street attack.

Amber Lovick, 21, was beaten so badly her only recollection was waking up in hospital days later.

She had been enjoying New Year’s Eve at a friend’s home in Hull when she was punched so hard by a stranger, she was put into an induced coma.

An argument had erupted between a group when Amber was punched by a man she did not know. She had her jaw broken, her skull fractured, two bleeds on the brain, suffered jugular vein thrombosis, and all the bones in her ear were shattered.

Amber had to be put into an induced coma due to the amount of pain she was in, and woke to be told somebody had punched her while she was walking along Newland Avenue in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2019.

Amber said: "I had no recollection whatsoever of what happened, but then I saw my friend next to the bed, and she had a cut lip, and I remembered seeing her face covered with blood.

“Nobody knew if I was going to wake up, and I will never be able to hear anything in my left ear again. The doctors have said it is clinically dead.

“I just don’t understand how someone could do this to me and yet still be walking free.”

Amber and a group of friends had ventured to a friend’s house in Goddard Avenue after being told she couldn't get into nearby Piper club because she didn't have any ID with her, reports Hull Live.

After a couple of beers, Amber and her friends left the house at around 3am to go home.

Amber says a man came out of a house in front of them and said “Happy New Year”, but within moments, a fight had ensued.

“We said, ‘Happy New Year’ back and carried on walking”, said Amber, who was 20 at the time of the attack.

“He had mentioned something about drugs, and my friend asked for some, but then it turned and they started shouting at each other.

“He dropped something on the floor and while he was there, my friend punched him, so we dragged our friend away and kept walking."

Amber claims the man kept walking off and then returning to the group, but the group of friends were telling him to “leave it”.

“We had reached the corner near Lloyds bank and my friend shouted that he had come back, and when I turned around I saw my friend’s face covered in blood," she said.

“I went to hug her because she was crying but then I saw the man go and start a fight with my brother. I remember shouting at him to leave us alone because I didn’t want my brother to lose his business or his family.

“I walked over to the man to tell him to get off and that’s the last thing I remember of the night.


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