Shocking footage has emerged which show a man punching a young woman in the mouth after she flicked her match at him.
The impact of the punch knocked her to the floor, where she appears to be unconscious. She is helped back on her feet by a stunned passer-by and, somewhat strangely, her attacker also walks over to assist.
The violent incident took place outside of Milk nightclub, in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk. However, the identities of the two people involved are unknown and it is also unclear whether or not police reports were made.
It is believed the pair of clubbers had been having a conversation before events took a nasty turn.
A witness later recounted how the attacker stood closer to the girl to blow out her match as she lit up a cigarette.
This reportedly appeared to irritate her, and she flicked her match at him. This is when the thuggish individual launched the vicious blow which apparently left her out cold, lying on her back on the ground.
Nobody should have to go out on a night-out worrying about their safety, but unfortunately there are individuals out there who will put others in danger.
Incidents such as this can prove fatal, as shown in the case of 27-year-old Esinkumo Ayabowei who died after a single punch to the face outside Peep nightclub in Bangor, North Wales.
Father of two Esinkumo suffered a broken jaw and a fractured skull on account of the unprovoked attack, which took place in April 2017. He never regained consciousness and later passed away.
His attacker, 26-year-old Kieran Roberts, has now been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison. Before the attack, Roberts had chillingly boasted about how he was ‘going to bang someone out tonight’.
— Darren Page. (@darrensolutions) October 5, 2017
Violence has absolutely no place in a nightclub, and should not be tolerated or normalised.
It is not known what the extent of the young woman’s injuries are, however we wish her a full recovery.