By The Canadian Press
BRANDON, Man. – A woman from Brandon, Man., says she suffered a broken jaw and is awaiting surgery after a group of men attacked her on the dance floor at a bar in the city.
Nicole Fayant, 22, says she and her fiancee, Desiree Fisher, 24, were celebrating Fisher’s last day of work at Houston’s Country Roadhouse last weekend.
They were dancing with another friend when the men came up to them and tried to grab Fisher and the other friend.
Fayant stepped in and asked the men to leave them alone, and was then knocked to the ground and attacked until she was unconscious.
Fayant says she woke up in the back of an ambulance not knowing what happened and was taken to Brandon Regional Health Centre for treatment.
Brandon police say they are investigating the complaint but say the suspects left the scene and have not been identified.
Aaron Tycoles, general manager of the Royal Oak Inn and Suites where the bar is located, says he and the bar manager are reviewing security footage and information collected from bar patrons when they scan their identification at the door.
Tycoles says he hopes they’re able to help police identify the perpetrators, adding it was a violent night at the bar and three security staff were also assaulted in separate incidents.
Fisher says no staff or patrons stepped in to help them but Tycoles says one of the doormen witnessed the attack, though the men had left the establishment before he could get involved.