A former Apprentice TV show winner has offered to treat an fan who had his face slashed by a Milllwall supporter.

Dr Leah Cotton said she would help Jay Burns after she found out he suffered horrific scarring from the top of his ear to his mouth.

Video footage showed the moment he was knifed after rival fans clashed before their match at The Den, Millwall’s south-east London home ground, on Saturday.

The football fans were filmed fighting near the stadium in Surrey Quays.

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Mr Burns posted a graphic image of his face afterwards, which showed his cheek stitched up.

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He wrote: ‘Absolutely devastated about me face nice one to all the Everton lads and everyone who has messaged me and the Liverpool lads who have messaged me much appreciated I can’t even look at me self In the mirror daft c*** award goes to me again?’

Dr Leah responded by Tweeting: ‘Gosh this poor man, how awful to do that to someone’s face!

‘If anyone knows this chap, please tell him to get in touch with Dr Leah Clinics once his stitches are out- we would like to offer him treatment for the scar to minimise it as much as possible, free of charge.’


But not everyone thought the offer was appropriate, with some accusing the TV star of wanting free promotion.

A user wrote: ‘You should be ashamed of yourself. This isn’t a selfless act or amazing gesture because you’re such a kindhearted person.’

Others also questioned whether Mr Burns deserved the help because he may have been involved in the violence.


Police are confident they will soon identify dozens of football fans involved in mass violence that resulted in a man having his face slashed.

Deputy assistant commissioner Matt Twist said: ‘I am confident we will soon know the identities of those involved.

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‘We will use this evidence and all of the tools within our power to locate the individuals involved in this ridiculous behaviour whether they come from London, Liverpool or elsewhere.

‘We will bring them to justice.’

Mr Twist estimated up to 50 people were involved in the worst of the fighting, which he described as ‘the worst that we’ve seen for some time, certainly in London’.

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