A TEENAGER has had to put his dream of joining the RAF on hold after he was knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack at a bus stop.
Elliott Twell (17) was standing at the bus stop at the junction of Rose Lane and Church Street, Pinchbeck, when a man he had never seen before walked up to him, grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and headbutted him in the face.
Elliott, of Gosberton Risegate, was left with blood pouring from his nose and fell unconscious for about half an hour after the attack, which was witnessed by his friend.
He said: “I don’t remember much about it. Me and my friend were just chatting and this man came along and grabbed me by the scruff of the neck.
“I asked him what he was doing but he just headbutted me in the face.
“I’ve now got a suspected broken nose and have to have an operation to fix it.”
The teenager says he has had a continuous headache since the incident and has been left feeling dizzy.
He added: “I have also lost the career I wanted because I can’t get into the RAF as a result of a broken bone and the fact I was unconscious.
“I am going to have to wait another 12 months before I can apply again.”
The attack happened at about 8.50pm on Friday, January 14.
Elliott’s friend was able to provide the police with a description of his attacker.
He was a white man, 50 to 60 years old and 6ft tall, of slim build with grey/brown receding hair. He was wearing a green waterproof jacket and black trousers.
Officers say the man left the scene on an old-style pedal cycle.
Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300.