Model Sam Faiers gets dressed up for a night on the town

The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers returned to the London party scene this week following the brutal attack that almost left her dead last month.

The 20-year-old wore a little black dress for an evening at West End club Aura on Wednesday – her first night out since a gang of girls beat her to the ground on a gated Essex estate.

Sam was joined by a string of TOWIE co-stars including her man Mark Wright, 24, his sister Jess, 26, and show newcomer Peri Sinclair.

‘Had such a funny night in aura!!! With @SamanthaFaiers @MissJessWright_ still in bed :),’ Tweeted Peri, 19, at the end of the evening.

The girls had earlier helped Chloe Sims celebrate her 30th birthday. 

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Esme Riley