The 27-year-old model competition finalist has a terribly broken nose after "being hit by a male stranger when she got off a train after a night".
- Emma Clark, 27, was slapped in the face in front of her own mother and aunt
- She was approached by a man on the street after getting off the train in South Shields
- The man was arrested on suspicion of assault and was released on investigation
- GRAPHIC CONTENT: Ms. Clark says that she cannot breathe out of her nose after an attack
A model competition finalist was seriously injured after being attacked on her way home.
Emma Clark's nose was broken when a male stranger repeatedly slapped her face after getting off a train at Simonside in South Shields, South Tyneside.
The 27-year-old had participated in the North East Calendar Girls Grand Final at the House of Smith in Newcastle city center and made it from 1,000 girls to the final 75.
Emma Clark, 27, says her nose is now bruised against her face and she can't breathe out of her nose after the attack. At the time of the incident, she was a finalist in a local modeling competition
Ms. Clark, who was attacked on Sunday evening, said: “It was a terrible end to a beautiful night.
"It shook me. My self-esteem has dropped. I don't want to go out. "I want people to see what he did, but I don't want to walk around like that.
"I just hope the doctors can fix me. I was shocked. I felt that it was going so fast.
"I can't even breathe out of my nose, it's so hard."
She said: & # 39; It's a tricky, bad break, it's pressed against my face. It is terrible.
She had attended the North East Calendar Girls Grand Final at the House of Smith in Newcastle city center after making 1,000 girls through to the final 75
& # 39; It's painful. It's deaf, but it's a terrible feeling. My eyes started to go really black. I couldn't sleep at all.
“If my mother hadn't taken out her cell phone and said she was going to take a picture, he could have made it much worse. And if I had been alone, it could have been an even more terrible attack. & # 39;
Ms. Clark recently graduated from psychiatric nursing and was looking for her dream job.
She said: "I was waiting for an interview and did my driving lessons. Now I feel like I can't go out.
“I've had low self-esteem all my life and it was a huge boost to get into the finals. It was a big step forward that I was so proud of.
"I can no longer look at myself. & # 39; It put me down again. It just feels like I get knocked down every time I go up the stairs. & # 39;
Ms. Clark says she had just got off the Simonside subway train with her mother Trish Clark (45) and her aunt Paula Ray (43) when a male stranger spoke to them.
"We went and talked and he stopped us and said to me:" You live on Madras Street. "
I thought he would take Mick because my hair is red and a madras curry is red.
I told him I had never heard of the street. & # 39; He was really angry and pointed his finger.
Then he grabbed me and we both fell over. He sat on me and slapped me on the nose again and again.
I heard a crack and felt the blood drip down. "My mother had to grab his shirt and pull it away from me. & # 39; My aunt already called 999.
Ms. Clark says she had just got off the Simonside subway train with her mother Trish Clark (45) and her aunt Paula Ray (43) when a male stranger spoke to them. The station is shown above (file photo)
& # 39; He ran away. I took off my heels and ran straight after him, even though my nose was full of blood.
“I am so thankful to my mother and aunt that they got him from me. I'm afraid to think about what would have happened if I were alone.
"I repeat it over and over in my head. I just hope that the perpetrator will be caught and brought to justice. & # 39;
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Shortly after 11:55 p.m. (on Sunday), the police received an attack report at an address on Collin Drive in South Shields.
A 27-year-old woman was reported to have injured her nose after an attack.
Officers took part and a 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.
"He was released as part of an investigation and is under investigation."
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