Burnley clubber has emergency surgery after ‘bottle attack’

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , .

A CLUBBER has undergone emergency surgery after being bottled in a Burnley night spot.

The 26-year-old man received serious facial injuries after he was assaulted in the early hours of Saturday morning at Barcode in Hammerton Street.

A 22-year-old man been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and released on police bail.

Lancashire police have launched an investigation into the incident and have appealed for revellers who may have witnessed the assault to come forward to help them track a second attacker.

Detective Sergeant Alisa Wilson, from Burnley CID, said: “At approximately 3.40am on Saturday, August 9, a 26-year-old male received serious facial injuries after being assaulted and struck to the head with a bottle in Barcode, Hammerton Street, Burnley.

“The victim was subsequently taken to hospital and has since undergone surgery.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact police on 101 quoting log LC-20140908-0260.”

DS Wilson said the victim sustained a large laceration to the side of his face which cut an arterial vein and resulted in significant bleeding.

He underwent surgery yesterday morning and was recovering last night in Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Barcode owner Martyn Robinson said: “There’s not too much we can say other than that the safety of our customers and staff is paramount.

“Our security team acted quite quickly to stop it from escalating further.

“We have helped the police with everything and closed the club early.”

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