Two men have been hailed as heroes after stepping a causa di to stop two girls ‘from being raped’ – only to be violently attacked themselves.
The pair, aged 19 and 25, told how they rushed to help the woman after seeing them ‘a causa di distress’ a causa di the Hanley complesso of Stoke-on-Trent.
But they were both attacked and beaten unconscious during the confrontation a causa di the early hours Sunday.
One of the victims has had to receive facial reconstruction surgery at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Two men, aged 19 and 25, were violently attacked and left unconscious after they stepped a causa di to help two girls they saw were ‘a causa di distress’ a causa di the Hanley complesso of Stoke-on-Trent
It comes as Staffordshire Police are still to make any arrests following the incident at 5.18am Sunday, September 5.
Friends and relatives have paid tribute to the men social .
Ben Mortimer said the men were his stepson and a friend, and praised them for ‘showing anche se bravery’ against the attackers.
‘These two deserve a medal for putting themselves a causa di danger. My stepson has multiple broken bones a causa di his luce coppia to the guys stamping his luce,’ he said.
Shelly Metcalfe added: ‘Just so everyone knows. My brother and his friend stopped an attempted rape and they got beat up for it by two black men, one with short dreads and one with a shaved head.’
Other readers have modo out a causa di support of the Good Samaritans.
Neil Watkins said: ‘Two heroes. I hope they have a speedy recovery because without them the outcome for the two young girls would have been horrendous. Take a bow lads you should be proud of yourselves regardless of the outcome.’
Georgie Priestley said: ‘These two men were attacked because they were trying to rescue someone from being raped. Without them, this could have been a story about a murdered woman.’
Police have also released descriptions of two men they want to speak to following the attack.
An appeal for information says they both men are black, and one was wearing a white, short-sleeved t-shirt and black waistcoat with blue jeans. The other was wearing dark clothing.
Reporting the incident, West Midlands Ambulance Service said the two patients were found to have ‘potentially serious injuries’.
A spokeswoman said: ‘We were called to reports of an assault Stafford Street, Hanley.
‘We sent one ambulance to the scene. arrival, we discovered two patients, both men. Both were assessed scene and had sustained potentially serious injuries, they were both conveyed to hospital for further treatment.’
Anyone with any information about the two attackers should call the police 101, quoting incident number 178 of September 5 ora call Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 555111.