A WOMAN was left lying in a pool of her own blood after a glass bottle was smashed over her head in Bolton town centre.

Dominique Kay was left requiring stitches for a laceration on her head after the unprovoked attack outside the Food Factory, Bradshawgate in the early hours of Sunday morning.

She had finished work in Bury and had gone to meet her wife in The Bar in Nelson Square when the DJ, who was a friend, gave her a 70cl glass bottle of Jack Daniels, which was half full, as a present.

Mrs Kay and her wife then decided to go and get some food before getting home as it was now around 4am and they were getting tired.

After they had ordered their food Mrs Kay went outside for a cigarette when the man, who Mrs Kay described as ‘scruffily dressed’, approached her.

The 26-year-old had the bottle in her hand as it would not fit in her bag and the man then made a grab for it.

The man and Mrs Kay then began pushing and pulling over the bottle.

She said: “I then got a really bad feeling. I let go and thought he can have it.”

Mrs Kay, who lives in Bromley Cross, took a couple of steps back away from the man and released the bottle.

She saw one of his friends come out and moved away from the man so she was around two feet away from him.

He then swung the bottle down and threw it but because Mrs Kay was only a couple of feet away it smashed against her head.

She said she felt a 'whack' against her head and fell to the ground.

She said: “I fell to the floor in a pool of my own blood. I was unconscious for about 30 seconds apparently.”

The man, and two friends he was with ran off from the scene as Mrs Kay lay on the floor.

Fortunately for her, an ambulance was passing and paramedics rushed over to see to her injuries.

They also called police who attended the scene and Mrs Kay was taken to hospital for treatment.

She had a two-inch laceration on her head and required stitches.

She had to be kept in for five hours because she was drifting in and out of consciousness and the following day police visited her at home to get a statement.

Mrs Kay said: "It has been awful. I don't know why people act like that. It was the most malicious thing that has ever happened to me. The thing that he was trying to steal, that is what he ended up smashing on my head.

"I don't know if he was on drugs or anything.

"I am not going to go out in Bolton for a long time."

Mrs Kay is appealing to anyone who saw the incident or might have CCTV to get in touch with police.

She added that officers have since told her a man was arrested in connection with the incident but was later released while their investigation continues.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “We were called at 4.45am on Sunday, February 4.We were called to Bradshawgate to reports of an assault.

“It looks like it is a female that has been assaulted with a bottle.The ambulance attended and treated her and took her to hospital.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.