A woman was left covered in blood after a vicious attack by three masked thugs who tried to steal her husband’s £15,000 Rolex in central London.
Darren Seaman, 53, and his wife, Laura, 45, had enjoyed an evening out dining at celebrity hotspot Sexy Fish, when they were set upon by three masked men near Berkeley Square in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Mrs Seaman was punched in the face while trying to defend her husband and was knocked to the pavement. She later needed 14 stitches in her lip.
Her husband said he ‘thought she was dead,’ The Sun reports.
Now, they want to warn others to be vigilant while walking the streets in London following their ordeal.
Mrs Seaman, 45, needed 14 stitches in her lip after she was punched in the face while trying to defend her husband
Mum-of-two Mrs Seaman had bravely attempted to stop the thugs during their attack, despite only being 5ft 2in tall
The couple want to warn others to be vigilant while walking the streets following their ordeal
The couple, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, had been walking back to the Langham Hotel with two friends at around 2.15am, when the masked trio attempted to steal Mr Seaman’s submariner watch.
Mum-of-two Mrs Seaman bravely attempted to stop the thugs during their attack, despite only being 5ft 2in tall.
Her husband, the director of a roof tiling company, said: ‘I had three 6ft masked-up hooded-up guys coming towards me.
‘They came at me. One went for my watch. I was windmilling with him. The other two came round. I was attacked. It was terrible.
‘As I was fighting with this one, Laura said: “Leave my husband alone.” Then one of the others hit her.
‘It was horrendous. I think she got hit twice. I saw her eyes go rolling back and she went down.
‘By this time all three had galloped up the road. She was covered in blood. I thought she was dead.
‘She was out in my arms. There was so much blood. It was like a horror film.’
Mrs Seaman said: ‘If this happened again, what if they hit someone in a different way and killed them? Or pull a knife? I got off quite lucky.’
The couple are angry with the Met Police, who they save have not yet called them
The couple say they were told by police that an ambulance could take up to 40 minutes. They were escorted to St Thomas’s Hospital by a minicab driver who saw the attack firsthand.
The cabbie said he saw the thieves running from the scene empty-handed, before fleeing in a Volkswagen Golf.
Mrs Seaman was left with a series of facial injuries and is now being treated with antibiotics.
She said: ‘I don’t remember anything. They just knocked me unconscious. I’ve got stitches.
‘I am annoyed the police have not even contacted us. If this happened again, what if they hit someone in a different way and killed them? Or pull a knife? I got off quite lucky.
‘I am on antibiotics because my mouth stitches keep bleeding. There is an infection there. I am taking paracetamol and Ibuprofen because I am so swollen.’
Her furious husband has taken issue with the Met Police, who he says have not yet made a phone call.
He added: ‘The police said they would give me a telephone statement on Monday. I have heard nothing.
‘I think it is disgusting. My wife is traumatised. She is scarred for life.’
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at around 2am on Sunday, October 10, to a report of an attempted robbery on Bruton Street, W1.
‘Officers attended and spoke to the victims, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s. They reported that three men wearing balaclavas had approached them and attempted to grab a watch from the man’s wrist.
‘When the woman asked them to stop, she was punched in the face.
‘The watch was not taken and the men made off in a nearby car.
‘Both victims suffered injuries and were taken to hospital. They have since been discharged but will continue to need treatment.
‘Enquiries are ongoing; no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 with reference 840/10OCT21.’