Sickening moment man punches woman outside nightclub

This is the shocking moment a man grabbed a fellow New Year's Eve reveller by her hair before repeatedly punching her and throwing her to the ground.

The man threw at least seven punches in five seconds outside Lotus nightclub in Clapham, South West London, overnight as a security guard tried to intervene.

The victim, youth justice student Krystal Mission, 21, told MailOnline she felt pain 'everywhere' after the attack and it sounded like the man was 'enjoying it'. 

The attack happened shortly before 4am today, four hours after a woman allegedly pushed one of Miss Mission's friends in the queue to get in around midnight. 

Miss Mission and her friends believe the women knew the man and encouraged him to launch the attack. Scotland Yard detectives have not yet made any arrests. 

The incident happened outside the club, which had last night hosted an event called 'Galaxy Gala 2019 - New Year's Eve at Lotus', with tickets costing up to £40.

Miss Mission told MailOnline: 'My leg is scraped up, I think that's when I was being dragged on the floor. Both my arms are swollen from the punches.

'The side of my face is swollen. I just feel pain everywhere. To be honest I'm just putting everything together at the moment, I was all a bit of blur.

'I just got caught off guard - I wasn't expecting the guy to hit me. He attacked me out of the blue before the video. I don't even know what happened.

'I couldn't watch it until a little while ago, because he was making sound effects in the video - it sounded like he was enjoying it. 

The man threw at least seven punches in five seconds outside Lotus nightclub in Clapham

The man threw at least seven punches in five seconds outside Lotus nightclub in Clapham

'Now I've watched it, I can't believe it's actually me. A lot of people have started to say they recognise the person. We think we have a name to go to the police with.'

She added: 'I don't think I'm going to go out any more. I just keep thinking about it. It's probably going to take a while for me to get over this.' 

Her friend Tanya Matangaidze posted a video of the attack online in the early hours and said she was 'in shock' - describing the man as a 'coward' for running off.

Miss Matangaidze, a dancer from Zimbabwe who uses the Twitter name 'Flower You Got To Protect', posted about the attack in a series of tweets after 5.30am today.

She wrote: 'Guys this guy attacked my friend

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