Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard and his brother have been hospitalised after an attack at a Cheshire nightclub.
AJ was left with severe bruising and cuts. His brother Curtis, who is also a professional dancer is undergoing an emergency operation on his knee. Curtis stars in the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars.
A spokesperson for the brothers told The Sun: “AJ and Curtis were assaulted in an unprovoked attack. Curtis is to undergo an emergency operation to correct damage to his knee. AJ received bruising to his face, arms, body and legs.”
According to the Sun, one witness to the events said,
“The brothers were having a relaxed evening with friends and AJ was posing for selfies with a few fans.
“But the eight lads took a disliking to the brothers and pushed Curtis hard. Then they started punching them, like they were possessed.
“Curtis had fallen to his knees and was being punched in the face and body. They were also punching AJ in his face, in his ribs and legs. AJ dragged Curtis out of the circle and pulled him to another part of the club.
Police in Cheshire said, “The four victims were taken to hospital for treatment. All have since been discharged.
“Officers arrested a 20-year-old man from Crewe on suspicion of assault. He has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.”