A British student was left covered in blood after she was allegedly hit over the head with a champagne bottle during an argument over sunbeds at a Marbella resort.
Rojeen Imanzadeh, 20, had blood pouring down her face and chest after the attack left her with an open head wound which had to be stitched up in hospital.
Rojeen and her friends Blessing Gundu, 20, and Rebecca Frisch, 20, claim they were attacked at the popular Nikki Beach resort in Marbella by a couple during a heated row over a sunbed.
The trio have described the incident as an ‘unprovoked racial attack’, while they have branded the club’s handling of the attack as ‘f***ing disgusting’ and ‘racist’.
They allege the staff did not help them and allowed the couple, who were both white, to leave and even ended up calling the police on the girls.
Rojeen Imanzadeh, 20, had blood pouring down her face and chest after the attack left her with an open head wound which had to be stitched up in hospital
Rojeen was hit in the head by a champagne bottle after a row over a sunbed erupted in Marbella
The trio, who are University of Leicester students, had been lounging by the pool when a woman wearing a red bikini asked Blessing to move her hand off a sunbed, which Blessing says she did immediately according to a statement she posted on Instagram.
But ten minutes later, the woman and her partner had reportedly asked the staff at Nikki Beach to move the three friends away, ‘despite us paying to be there’, Blessing wrote.
As the friends asked why they had to move to an unreserved area, the man allegedly shouted ‘just f*** off’.
‘We didn’t want to make a problem out of it. Obviously were on holiday, we don’t want any issues,’ Blessing, who is from Swansea, told The Sun Online.
The trio had been lounging by the pool when a woman wearing a red bikini (left) asked Blessing to move her hand off a sunbed. But a row erupted and the woman’s boyfriend (right) allegedly threw a bottle at Rojeen
Blessing has claimed that the attack on she and her friends was an ‘unprovoked racial attack’
‘When we stood up, they started shouting at us. The girl then threw a pillow at me, so naturally, I grabbed the pillow and threw it back at her.
‘Her boyfriend must have saw this and he grabbed a drink and threw it at Rojeen.
‘Obviously, her first instinct was to throw one back at him and as she threw it. He grabbed an empty bottle of Moet champagne and threw it at Rojeen’s head.’
She added: ‘We were all looking the other way and turned around to see her covered in blood, all over her face and an open wound on her head.’
Blessing claims the couple were allowed to leave Nikki beach despite a number of witnesses seeing the ‘unprovoked’ attack.
The woman’s boyfriend threw an empty bottle of Moet champagne and threw it at Rojeen’s head (pictured), Blessing claimed
‘There was a waiter standing by us the entire time this was going on, when they were shouting and swearing, and he didn’t even think to call security,’ Blessing said.
‘I wanted them to be stopped before they left and then the manager of Nikki Beach grabbed my hand and said if I go anywhere he will call the police and that I was going to be in trouble.
‘The people who just threw a bottle at my friend and cracked her head open were being allowed to leave.
‘He said, “Why are you so angry? Just leave them be, I can’t man handle them” – even though he had just manhandled me.
‘It didn’t make sense. They just left the beach club with no problems.’
Rebecca (pictured) was on holiday with her friends when they were involved in a row over sunbeds which left her friend Rojeen with a huge cut on her head
Blessing said she and Rebecca tried to complain to the Nikki Beach staff, but alleges they called the police on the two girls before kicking them out and leaving Rojeen alone.
She also claims the staff had told them not to record any thing or take pictures of Rojeen’s injuries ‘before they were wiped’. But they still managed to take pictures for evidence.
‘When we asked the staff for the number of the police and an ambulance, they laughed in our face. They didn’t want to tell us and just mocked us over the situation,’ Blessing said.
‘They gaslighted us the entire time. They weren’t taking us seriously.
‘Again if we had thrown the bottle, I know we would have been arrested
‘I can say this with full confidence, that if we were a white group of girls the club would not have handled the situation like this.’
Rojeen and her friends Blessing Gundu, 20, and Rebecca Frisch, 20, claim they were attacked at the popular Nikki Beach club in Marbella (pictured: file) by a couple after a heated row over a sunbed broke out
Rojeen now has to have her wound cleaned and her dressing changed at hospital every two days.
Blessing said in a statement posted on Instagram: ‘Nikki Beach Marbella allowed someone to throw a bottle at Rojeen’s head and walk straight out of the pool club and called the police on us instead for complaining that nothing was done.
‘Nikki Beach Marbella did nothing to help and kicked us out leaving our injured friend inside alone.
‘She is in hospital having her head stitched back together while they are continuing their holiday.
‘This was an unprovoked racial attack. We paid to be there, there is no reason we should’ve been treated the way we were today.
‘Rojeen is the sweetest person in the world anyone who has met her will say the same, all she was doing is defending us while we were racially attacked, she did not deserve any of this. These people should not be able to get away with this.’
She added: ‘[The staff] did not call any medical help for our friend other than the doctor who works at the pool club who could only wipe the blood and dress the open wound.’
Friends and family of the three girls have called on Nikki Beach to apologise.
Nathalie Frisch, the older sister of Rebecca, posted images of Rojeen’s injuries on Instagram and said the inaction of the staff ‘is f***ing disgusting’.
She wrote: This happened at Nikki Beach Marbella yesterday. My younger sister Rebecca along with her friends Blessing and Rojeen were racially abused and assaulted with Rojeen ending up in hospital needing stitches.
‘The two involved first verbally abused then threw pillows and drinks at them before the man threw a glass champagne bottle at them which resulted in the picture above.
‘No members of staff at Nikki Beach Marbella helped them and instead called the police on the girls, letting the attackers leave inconspicuously.
‘The consequent inaction of the club and their limiting of comments on their Instagram posts is f***ing disgusting.’
A spokesperson for Nikki Beach said in a statement: ‘Nikki Beach ownership and staff are appalled that such an incident occurred on our property on June 23rd.
‘Our deepest sympathy goes to the victims. We are a global family company with locations in 10 countries, where we interact with multiple languages, cultures and ethnicities peacefully and with respect to all individual rights. We do not condone violence or discrimination of any form.
‘We commend our staff for the quick response that allowed for the prompt capture of the responsible party. The suspect was apprehended, arrested, booked and remains in jail at this time.
‘What took place on June 23rd goes totally against our company values and mission statement to celebrate life with humility, gratitude and respect for all human life.’