Ex-TOWIE star Maria Fowler thanks fans for support after 'random attack'

Published Tuesday, Dec 16 2014, 09:29 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Maria Fowler has thanked fans for their well wishes after she was left bloodied and tearful in a random attack.

The former TOWIE star was pictured looking upset and with smears of blood across of her face following the incident in Derby over the weekend.

Maria, 28, tweeted last night: "Thank you for all the messages. I have the best people around me."

TOWIE's Maria Fowler tweets picture ahead of Derby night out, 13 December 2014

© Instagram / @mariafowler_

Maria tweeted this picture on the night of her attack.

Maria has also been posting pictures of motivational quotes, including one (credited to kushandwizdom.tumblr), that said: "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 that 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."

Plenty of fans and friends were quick to ask model Maria if she was okay after pictures of her emerged on Daily Star Online showing the aftermath of the attack.

TOWIE's Maria Fowler tweets picture ahead of Derby night out, 13 December 2014

© Instagram / @mariafowler_

Maria had been celebrating a night out with friends.

Among those sending love was friend Nicola McLean, who tweeted: "Big kisses and love to Maria Fowler. Anything I can do please let me know. There are [some] horrible people in this world."

According to Daily Star, the attack happened as Maria and friends were walking through Derby city centre at around 2.30am.

A spokesperson for the reality star said it was a "random attack" and that Maria was too "shocked" to discuss it right now.

The rep assured fans: "Maria is fine and is now just resting up. She is more shocked than anything."

Police have confirmed they are investigating.

Before the assault, Maria had been tweeting and Instagramming pictures of herself on a night out, looking happy with pals.

She left TOWIE in 2012 to focus on other projects,

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