Man undergoes surgery after being knocked unconscious in robbery outside Sheffield nightclub

A man suffered a fractured jaw and broken nose in an attack and robbery outside a Sheffield nightclub.

Friday, 30th December 2016, 5:53 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:22 pm
Tank on Arundel Gate - Google
Tank on Arundel Gate - Google

Jacob Bailey was targeted outside Tank on Arundel Gate as he was leaving the city centre nightclub after a Boxing Day night out.

He was knocked unconscious in the attack and suffered a fractured jaw and broken nose.

Jacob, who was also robbed, needed surgery to wire his jaw together.

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In a Facebook post written by a family friend, it is claimed another man being treated in hospital at the same time had been attacked at the same spot just hours before.

It is claimed that victim almost lost an ear.

Alison Macintyre said the attacks were 'sickening' and said the culprits need to be caught.

Describing the attack on Jacob, she said: "He was leaving the nightclub Tank on Boxing Day evening when he was attacked from behind and knocked unconscious. "The attacker(s) didn't stop there. Oh no, they then beat him to bits - seriously breaking his jaw at both sides, breaking his nose and more

"Then the cowards robbed him.

"He has undergone intensive surgery and has now got his jaws wired together."He will take months to recover from this trauma."

She added: "At the hospital there was another poor guy who had been attacked the night before at the same spot. He had nearly lost an ear."Please share this and let us try and find out who is behind these sickening attacks."There must be people out there who know who the perpetrators are."The only aim is to track down these vile characters before they actually kill someone. It could be your son or daughter lying in an hospital bed next - or worse."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.