Jockey Peter Wells was left unconscious with facial fractures after being assaulted outside a pub in Berry NSW on Saturday night.
“He wanted to talk to his girlfriend, but she didn’t want to talk to him. He got quite aggressive and that’s when I stepped in,” he said.
“He went berserk. He grabbed my skull and he had his thumbs over my eyeballs. It was as if he was trying to gouge my eyes out. I tried to back away from him, then he swung and punched me in the left eye and I’ve been knocked out straight away and hit the concrete.
“Then, apparently, he got on top of me and tried to keep hitting me.” he told G1X
Wells spent the night in a nearby hospital and has confirmed that he suffered a fractured eye socket with his cheekbone and nose also suspected of being fractured in the assault.