Glasgow lady left ‘scared to go to gigs’ after unprovoked assault at The 1975 live performance

A lady from Glasgow has been left ‘scared to go to gigs’ after somebody grabbed her by the throat throughout The 1975’s concert on the OVO Hydro.

Jodie France was having fun with the gig alongside along with her two finest associates on Thursday evening when she was attacked by a girl within the crowd.

The 24-year-old managed to flee her attacker by climbing on the seat and clambering into the row behind, stories the Daily Record.

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Jodie mentioned: “I used to be terrified.

“When she grabbed my throat I did not know what was going to occur subsequent as a result of we have been near the balcony edge. I used to be in shock.”

The live performance goer, who works as a public servant, left with no accidents however she was badly shaken following the incident.

“I’ve received tickets for Lewis Capaldi on Tuesday however now I do not even know if I’ll go. This has actually frightened me,” she mentioned.

Jodie was sat within the second row of the balcony along with her friends however moved to the row in entrance after they realised ticket holders hadn’t proven up.

The live performance goer defined: “We left our baggage and coats in our authentic seats behind us and moved into the entrance row. We spent the complete live performance there and have been having a extremely good evening.”

In direction of the top of the present, she noticed a person and lady standing of their authentic seats.

The attack occured at the OVO Hydro
The assault occured on the OVO Hydro

“Our belongings have been nonetheless there so I went to gather them and realised she was standing on our coats. I instructed her I used to be going to maneuver our issues however she received proper in my face.

“I could not hear what she was saying so I simply brushed it off. I attempted to carry a purse from beneath the seat and she or he received proper in my face once more so I turned away to face the stage.”

Jodie claims the girl walked to the row she was standing in and grabbed her by the throat.

The 24-year-old continued: “She pushed previous a few women and my pal after which put her fingers round my neck and pushed me again.

“I panicked and began shouting for assist. I managed to leap on the seat and climbed to the row behind at which level somebody pulled me up.”

Safety eliminated the girl from the present and took down her contact particulars after calling police to the venue. Nevertheless the girl left the Hydro earlier than police arrived, and it was found her particulars have been false.

Jodie mentioned: “Police arrived and the girl’s particulars have been handed over however they labored out shortly it was a false deal with and telephone quantity.”

She has now taken issues into her personal fingers, sharing a public attraction on-line and hopes somebody from the live performance will come ahead to assist establish her attacker.

She added: “I am actually anxious to unravel it. I’ve already had somebody attain out to say that that they had an incident with the identical lady on the live performance, so I am hoping the police can discover her.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson mentioned: “We obtained a report of an assault on the OVO Hydro, Glasgow round 10.55pm on Thursday, 19 January, 2023.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”


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