Maria Fowler assaulted in 'random attack'
Maria Fowler was assaulted in a "random attack" while on a night out in her home town of Derby on the weekend
Maria Fowler has been assaulted in a "random attack".
The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star was left bloodied and bruised after being involved in an altercation following a night out in her hometown of Derby on Saturday night (13.12.14).
Confirming an assault took place at 2.30am on Sunday (14.12.14) in Becketwell Lane, Derby Police told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We are investigating an assault on a 28-year-old woman."
Meanwhile, a representative for the brunette beauty - who previously dated 'Geordie Shore' star Vicky Pattison's ex-boyfriend James Morgan - has revealed she's still feeling shaken after the attack.
They said: "Maria is still in shock so won't be commenting at the moment. However, it was a random attack."
The 28-year-old star has broken her silence on her Twitter with a number of messages, including one in which she admits she's "felt better".
She wrote: "Thankyou for all the messages. I have the best people around me (sic)."
Maria also posted an image of an inspirational quote, insisting she won't let the brutal attack get her down.
The quote reads: "Don't let anyone ever break your soul. You have to stand on your own two feet and stand up for yourself. There are those would give anything to see you fail, but you must never give them the satisfaction. Hold your head up high, smile and stand your own ground."
The incident this weekend is not the first time Maria - who confesses she's "overwhelmed" by the messages of support she's received - has been the victim of an attack, however.
Writing on Twitter in February, she said: "In the past two weeks I have been glassed by a man and also verbally abused when out and never received hostility like that before."