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Shock Images Of Woman Punched In Bristol
Shocking pictures of a woman who was knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack have been released.
Sasha Jenkins, 28, was walking with her friend along Victoria Street in Staple Hill, Bristol, at 12.45am on July 5, after leaving the White Swan pub in Downend.
She was then punched to the ground by one of two men walking towards her, police say.
The 28-year-old carer was rushed to hospital with severe facial injuries and had to have an operation.
The "horrific" pictures have been released to try and catch the attacker, said Detective Constable Clare Chipping, of Avon and Somerset Police.
"Sasha wants to release these photos of her before and after the attack to show the horrific nature of the injuries she suffered," he said.
"She's had to endure a painful operation and will need further treatment in the days and weeks ahead.
"At the moment she's taking time off from her job as a carer because she's had to wear a protective mask as part of her treatment.
"We don't have a description of the two men who approached Sasha other than that they were young men.
"We have carried out a number of inquiries already and now want to issue an appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward.
"I am convinced there will be people who know who is responsible and I would urge them to put aside any misguided loyalty and contact us."
A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is on bail until August 24.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101.