Pregnant woman in nightclub fracas

AN EXPECTANT mother has today told how an assault at an Ipswich nightclub left her fearing for the life of her unborn child.Maria Moss, 22, suffered a cut to her head when she was hit with a glass bottle during an early morning ruckus.

AN EXPECTANT mother has today told how an assault at an Ipswich nightclub left her fearing for the life of her unborn child.

Maria Moss, 22, suffered a cut to her head when she was hit with a glass bottle during an early morning ruckus.

She claims one of her friends had been set upon by two other women when the bottle was thrown.

Miss Moss, who is four months pregnant, said she was trying to get away from the altercation because she was concerned for her unborn child.

She said: “I was quite far away and I think the bottle was aimed at me.

“Blood was pouring down my face. I didn't know what was going on, I realised I had been hit but I didn't know how bad it was.

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“I'm just glad I didn't get hit in the stomach and I didn't lose my baby.

“I was very upset at the time but now I am angry. I am trying to calm myself down because it's going to stress the baby.”

Miss Moss had to spend four hours in the hospital where the wound was dressed. She is now concerned she may be left with a scar.

Her 22-year-old friend, who wishes to remain nameless, also suffered severe injuries in the commotion on Tuesday morning.

She said she was left her with a black eye, strangle marks, and severe bruising to her body.

She added: “I'm still shaking. I haven't stopped crying since and I can't understand how people can be like that.”

She claims the attack was completely unprovoked and she did not know any of those involved.

“Out of nowhere this girl started pushing her back into me and then she turned round and grabbed the side of my face.

“I said to her 'what's your problem' and she said 'you are.'

“I walked off she then grabbed me round the neck and started trying to push me and then she went for me. I went for her back and then her friend joined in. They both started trying to fight me.”

She said the second girl continued to tussle with her on the floor while the other girl disappeared.

She also claims a man became involved in the incident.

Claire de Silva, spokeswoman for Liquid said the club did not tolerate violent behaviour and would take action.

She said: “We have an extremely good reputation and are not a troublesome venue.

“Our management are dealing with this internally and we would advise these young ladies to contact our customer services department who will write to them to apologise for any inconvenience.

“All incidents that take place are reported and everyone had head office is aware of every incident that takes place. There is CCTV throughout the building.”

Anyone with any information should contact Pc Alex Willson at Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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