Dental nurse left with black eye after ‘stranger jumped in taxi and punched her’

A dental nurse claims she was beaten up by a stranger who burst into her taxi as it stood at traffic lights.

Lauren Waterhouse has shared shocking pictures of her black eye and swollen face she says she sustained during an alleged attack.

The 23-year-old from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, claims she was punched repeatedly in the face by an unknown alleged assailant.

She told the Daily Record she and friend, Paddy Barr, 24, did nothing to provoke the alleged assault as she rode home in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow.

Lauren and Paddy had just left a McDonald's drive-through at 4am on Monday when she says the terrifying incident happened.

As the taxi waited at lights, the door was wrenched open and a man unleashed a flurry of punches on the pair, she claims.

The alleged attacker walked back to his car and drove off but minutes later was seen following the taxi before finally driving off, according to reports.

Lauren and Paddy had been enjoying a night out at Sanctuary night club in Glasgow to celebrate Paddy's birthday.

Lauren said: "In a taxi home last night from Sanctuary and leaving McDonald's drive through at Drumchapel when the driver of this car got out whilst we were sitting at the traffic lights stationary, swung the taxi door open and started attacking us.

"Repeatedly throwing punches into me and Paddy and then drove off.

"A few minutes later then started following our taxi right up the back of us. Thanks you wee p**** for ruining my sanc Sunday's now that I've got a black eye".

Speaking today, Lauren said: "The attack was completely unprovoked, we have no idea why they did it.

"We have never seen those people before and don't think they are from our area because we know most people where we live.

"We'd been out celebrating Paddy's birthday and this is how it ended. Luckily Paddy kept his face covered and they got him from behind so it's mostly just his head that's sore."

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