The Only Way Is Essex stars 'assaulted at nightclub'

Sam Faiers
Image caption Sam Faiers, 20, had a brain scan before doctors gave her the all-clear

The Only Way Is Essex sisters Sam and Billie Faiers were allegedly attacked by a group of females during the weekend, police have confirmed.

The ITV2 reality stars Sam, 20, and Billie, 21, thanked fans for their support after the incident.

Billie Faiers had her £1,500 Mulberry handbag stolen at the Jet Black central London nightclub late on Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday.

She also reported being attacked outside the club, police said.

On the way home in a taxi, her sister Sam is said to have received a call on her mobile phone saying she would get Billie's phone back if she went to a specified location.

When she went to the spot, she was allegedly attacked by 10 females.

Both women were taken to Whipps Cross Hospital in east London, where they were kept in overnight.

Sam Faiers underwent a brain scan before doctors gave her the all-clear and told her to rest.

'Supportive tweets'

Both sisters thanked fans for their support on Twitter.

Sam Faiers tweeted on Monday: "Just want to say a big thank you to everyone. I love u all lots. Am resting up all day. Thank you for your kind messages xx."

Billie Fairs wrote: "Thank you to everyone for your kind and supportive tweets xxx."

Billie's spokesman Luke Mills said of the incidents: "It was a massively unprovoked attack, which was clearly premeditated.

"We are assisting police with their inquiries."

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "Officers will take steps to establish the full circumstances."

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