Sam Faiers speaks of her horrifying girl gang attack
The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers has spoken of her horrifying assault by a gang of girls, admitting she thought ‘I was going to die’.
The glamour model, 20, was beaten until she was unconscious after she was lured to an estate near Chigwell, Essex on false pretences.
Sam was beaten up shortly after her older sister Billie was robbed and attacked by the same gang in a London nightclub.
Billie, 21, explained how a fun night out turned sinister when the group of girls surrounded her on the dancefloor at the Jet Black club near Tottenham Court Road.
After she was cut by a glass or bottle in the club, the action moved outside, when she was kicked and punched by members of the group.
She told The Sun: ‘They were punching me and hitting me with their high heels when I was on the ground. They pulled my hair and dragged me along the street.
‘I thought, “I’m in real trouble now”. No one could help me. They took my shoes, my bag and my phone. I can only compare them to wild animals.’
Part of the incident was videoed and uploaded onto YouTube.
After an injured Billie was driven home to her friend Greg Shephard’s house in Chigwell, her younger sister Sam was travelling home separately in a taxi,.
She then received a phonecall from one of the alleged assailants, who promised to give her back her sister’s belongings.
Sam told the paper: ‘They just came at me like a herd of elephants.
‘It’s just a blur. I was being so violently attacked by so many girls there was nothing I could do but curl up into a ball. Then I passed out.’
After the attack, both sisters went to hospital for treatment.
Following a brain scan, Sam was treated for two black eyes, an injured neck, cuts and bruises, while Billie has a split lip.
Both sisters have cited ‘jealousy’ for the motivation behind the unprovoked attack, which has since been reported to police.
In the YouTube video, Billie is seen being attacked by a girl outside the club.
A passer-by caught the action on their camera phone, which shows Billie being thrown to the floor, being called a ‘sl*g’ and having her hair yanked.
The pavements were thronging with revellers who stopped to witness the action, yet no one appeared to be able to successfully break up the fight.
Billie’s spokesman Luke Mills said: ‘It was a massively unprovoked attack, which was clearly premeditated. We are assisting police with their inquiries.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesman added: ‘Police received an allegation of theft and assault at approximately 4.30pm on October 23 relating to events that took place at some point during the night of October 22 into 23.
‘Officers will now take steps to establish the full circumstances.’
Sam’s manager Adam Muddle from Money North said: ‘Both girls
are now recovering at home.’