A former Apprentice TV show winner has offered free cosmetic treatment to an Everton fan who had his face slashed ahead of the Blues’ FA Cup tie with Millwall.
Jay Burns never made it to Millwall’s ground, The Den, after being caught up in a pre-match clash in Hawkstone Road, Southwark, at around 4.45pm.
Mr Burns, 29, told the ECHO the group of Everton fans he was travelling with were “not looking for trouble” and were being escorted by police when they were attacked by another group.
He was rushed to hospital where he required more than 25 stitches to a wound stretching from beside his right eye down to his chin.
Following the brawl, the Mr Burns posted a graphic image of his injuries on Facebook and wrote: “Absolutely devastated about me face, nice one to all the Everton lads and everyone who has messaged me and the Liverpool lads who have messaged me.”
Seeing his photos, Dr Leah Totton, who won the 2013 series of The Apprentice and runs a cosmetic skin clinic offered a kind gesture to the fan.
She wrote on Twitter: “Gosh this poor man, how awful to do that to someone’s face!”.
“If anyone knows this chap, please tell him to get in touch with Dr Leah Clinics once his stitches are out – we would like to offer him treatment for the scar to minimise it as much as possible, free of charge.”
Police are confident that they will soon know the identities of those involved in the mass brawl.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist, of the Metropolitan Police said: “We have a highly-skilled team closely reviewing this evidence as we speak, and I am confident we will soon know the identities of those involved.
“We will use this evidence and all tools within our power to locate the individuals involved in this ridiculous behaviour, whether they come from London, Liverpool or elsewhere. We will bring them to justice.
“Once identified we will also proactively explore ways of restricting those intent on engaging in violence and disorder from attending these events in future.
“I would urge anyone with information to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5117/26 January, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”