A YOUNG man says he will never go to Worcester for a night out again after being attacked on Saturday.

Rhys Jones, 22, from Kempsey, said he was on his way back from a night out when he was set upon by a group of men near Shrub Hill Station not long before midnight.

He claims the attack was unprovoked and said he doesn't know why he was assaulted.

The father-of-two said: “I don’t remember a lot but I know I was punched so hard in the face my jaw was broken in two places.

"I remember being up near the station at around midnight, terrified and covered in blood. I was trying to flag down a car to take me to the hospital. I was in unimaginable pain.

“Eventually a car stopped and I begged them for help. It was so scary. I was shaking. Thankfully the people in the car were concerned for me and took me up to A&E. I am so grateful for their help.”

Once at the A&E department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Mr Jones had a head scan and an x-ray on his jaw which showed the extent of his injuries.

He said: “I was discharged at 5am on Sunday morning. I am now having all my food and drink through a straw. My jaw is getting more and more swollen. It is unbelievably painful."

Mr Jones says the attack has had a severe impact on him and his children.

He said: “I can’t face my children, I don’t want them to be upset by how I look. I feel just terrible. I suffer from depression and anxiety anyway and this situation has just made it so much worse. I have flashbacks of the attack all the time.

“I will not be going out into town at night again. I believe that this sort of thing happens more than you might think, but people are too ashamed or scared to report it.

“I see no reason at all why the people that did this to me should get away with it.”

Mr Jones has reported the attack to the police. Anyone with any information, call 101.