A woman walking on a public footpath said she felt like she was being followed before she punched to the ground in an unprovoked attack.
Jade Francis, 21, reported the attack to police which is said to have happened on a footpath near College Way in Skelmersdale on Wednesday, June 23.
Jade's partner, Tori Leigh, 21, said her girlfriend had been left with a fractured jaw and cheekbone as well as injuries to her ribs when she was kicked after falling to the ground.
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The couple - who both live in the Tanhouse area of Skelmersdale - told the ECHO they wanted talk about what happened in the hopes that her attackers can be caught.
Jade's partner had been walking near to West Lancashire College around 6pm when the attack is said to have happened.
Tori said: "There's a public footpath that makes it quicker to get to the Inglewhite area or the college or Asda.
"She had felt like she was being followed. As soon as she was on the footpath she felt somebody punch her in the back of the head.
"She fell straight to the floor, they punched her and kicked her in the ribs a few times.
"Then when they saw somebody else coming across the path they ran away."
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Tori said Jade managed to make it to a friend's house before she received a phone call from Jade telling her what had happened.
She said "The lads were all completely dressed in black, but she noticed the larger one had a brown logo on his coat. That's all she remembered seeing.
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She said her attackers faces were covered but from what they were wearing she described them as "total scallies".
Tori said: "She's got a fractured jaw and cheekbone, she's got a busted-up lip which is purple and swollen inside.
"She looks like she's had lip fillers that have gone wrong. She's got really dark and heavy black eyes and also sore ribs from where she was booted."
"A few people had asked if we think it was a homophobic attack. You can tell from Jade's pictures she does come across looking like a boy.
"We're thinking it could have been a random homophobic attack, or maybe it could have been lads thinking she's a boy just attacking her."
After reporting the attack to Lancashire Police, Tori said she also reported the footpath to the council asking if they can install CCTV in the area as a few assaults are said to have happened in the area.
Jade said that following the attack she had "not felt good" and said she hadn't left the house.
Lancashire Police confirmed that an attack had been reported to them said to have been around 6.20pm close to College Way, Skelmersdale.