A student has been attacked by a man in Manchester after telling him she was from London.
Megan Westlotorn, 18, was at the McDonald’s in Salford on Sunday, 20 November when she was knocked unconscious.
She said that she was going to collect her food from the counter when a man started talking to her. He was curious about her accent and asked her where she was from. But as soon as she revealed she was from London, the man’s attitude changed.
He started swearing and shouting calling her a “tramp” and saying that he hated Londoners. As Megan walked away he then chased her and punched her in the face.
Talking to the Evening Standard, Megan said that she woke up on the floor “completely dizzy”. “I didn’t know what had happened but there was a pool of blood and I was so confused. Everyone around was just in shock”, she said.
She suffered a chipped tooth, cut lip and bruising and now has recurring headaches.
Megan grew up in South-east London but moved to Manchester to study sports science at the University of Salford.
The attacker is believed to be a white man in his early 30s, 5 feet and 4 inches tall and with a Salford accent.
Police are investigating the assault urging residents from the local community with information to come forward.