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Sheffield SU officer left with a bloodied nose after an assault by a male student


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Last night, Human Sciences student Megan McGrath was viciously assaulted on campus by a male student.

McGrath, who is also the Development Officer for Sheffield Students' Union was overseeing a club night when she asked the attacker why he was topless and covered in paint. 

The attacker, who is a club member of Sheffield Medics' Rugby, proceeded to headbutt her.

"His response was to grab my full drink out of my hands, pour it over my head, and run away," she wrote in her post.

"Completely shocked, I followed him to challenge his aggressive behaviour. He proceeded to turn around and wordlessly delivered a swift blow to the bridge of my nose with his skull.

"Blood immediately started to gush from my face and I was left in absolute shock." 

According to McGrath, the attacker was caught on camera by the security team and spent the night at the police station. 

McGrath also added that part of her job is to oversee club nights and read security reports and often victims are scared to take further action. 

"Far too often I see female victims not taking crimes of sexual or physical assault further. I refuse to be intimidated by this display of toxic masculinity and let this piece of scum evade the punishment he deserves."

She will be taking her case to court. 

Sheffield Medicals Rugby told The National Student that the club is conducting its own internal investigations. 

"The Club will be holding an EGM to fully reiterate expectations of individuals' conduct both on and off the pitch. 

"The Club member responsible for these actions has been removed under a lifetime ban and the Club has no association with the individual.

"As a Club, we fully support Megan McGrath in whatever action she decides to take and wish her a quick recovery." 

Featured image courtesy of Megan McGrath and Lee Haywood

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