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Blackburn man has facial surgery after unprovoked bottle attack

Lancashire Telegraph: Liam Golden in his hospital bed Liam Golden in his hospital bed

A DAD-TO-BE has spoken of the moment he was smashed in the face with a glass bottle during a night out.

Liam Golden, 24, was waiting for his takeaway at Caesar Pizza House, in Northgate, Blackburn when he became the target of an unprovoked attack.

The upholsterer, who works at Icon Designs, St Ives Road, needed emergency surgery after the impact shattered his left eye socket, and broke his cheek bone in four places.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Golden said: “Me and my mates stopped at the takeaway on the way home.

“My order was taking longer, so I told them to head towards the taxi rank on Darwen Street, and that I would catch up.

“Out of nowhere I heard my cousin Aidan shout ‘watch out’. I spun round and the next thing I knew I was being confronted by three lads and hit in the face with a Smirnoff Ice bottle.

“I had no idea they were going to do that. I thought they were walking behind me to go in the chippy.”

Detectives investigating the 2am incident said they believed Mr Golden was an innocent bystander, who had been attacked while minding his own business.

Mr Golden, of Mercer Street, Great Harwood, has since had to undergo two operations, and is facing the prospect of a third.

He said: “It makes me sick to think there are people going out trying to get into fights like this. It is cowardly.

“After it happened my mates picked me up and put me in a taxi.

“That night I barely slept because of the pain, so I knew I had to go for medical attention.”

Doctors at the Royal Blackburn Hospital discovered Mr Golden needed surgery on his facial breaks, but his first operation was unsuccessful.

Yesterday, Mr Golden, who is exp-ecting a baby with girlfriend Cherish Duckworth, underwent a second operation to fit metal plates in his face.

But doctors have warned him he could face a third operation if his face continues to sink.

He said: “These lads need to be stopped before this happens again. I have had to take so much time off from work, I am worried they won’t keep me on.”

The incident took place on November 3.

DI Mark Vaughton, of Blackburn CID, said: “We believe the victim was an innocent bystander in the incident.

“There must have been people close to the takeaway that night who saw what happened and I urge them to come forward and talk to police.”

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1:32pm Fri 23 Nov 12

scottlad says...

Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.
Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch. scottlad
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2:22pm Fri 23 Nov 12

HarryBosch says...

scottlad wrote:
Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.
Think you've asked and answered your own question there scottlad! People just have no respect anymore. In five sentences you've just wound up the communities of two towns and put down the place you were born. If you do the same when your out an about after watching the match an havin had a drink or three guess what the outcome will be.
[quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.[/p][/quote]Think you've asked and answered your own question there scottlad! People just have no respect anymore. In five sentences you've just wound up the communities of two towns and put down the place you were born. If you do the same when your out an about after watching the match an havin had a drink or three guess what the outcome will be. HarryBosch
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3:29pm Fri 23 Nov 12

scottlad says...

HarryBosch wrote:
scottlad wrote:
Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.
Think you've asked and answered your own question there scottlad! People just have no respect anymore. In five sentences you've just wound up the communities of two towns and put down the place you were born. If you do the same when your out an about after watching the match an havin had a drink or three guess what the outcome will be.
The outcome would probably me getting hit around the noggin with a bottle. Even the chavs are polite down here ha.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.[/p][/quote]Think you've asked and answered your own question there scottlad! People just have no respect anymore. In five sentences you've just wound up the communities of two towns and put down the place you were born. If you do the same when your out an about after watching the match an havin had a drink or three guess what the outcome will be.[/p][/quote]The outcome would probably me getting hit around the noggin with a bottle. Even the chavs are polite down here ha. scottlad
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6:22pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Gaz M says...

This sort of thing is happening all over the country scottlad not just in Blackburn unfortunately.
This sort of thing is happening all over the country scottlad not just in Blackburn unfortunately. Gaz M
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6:36pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Fire Fly says...

This is an horrific attack thats left an innocent bystander with severe injuries. You poor lad, I really really do wish you you a full & speedy recovery Liam, you didn't deserve this happening at all!
This is an horrific attack thats left an innocent bystander with severe injuries. You poor lad, I really really do wish you you a full & speedy recovery Liam, you didn't deserve this happening at all! Fire Fly
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8:34pm Fri 23 Nov 12

thoroughbred says...

scottlad wrote:
HarryBosch wrote:
scottlad wrote:
Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.
Think you've asked and answered your own question there scottlad! People just have no respect anymore. In five sentences you've just wound up the communities of two towns and put down the place you were born. If you do the same when your out an about after watching the match an havin had a drink or three guess what the outcome will be.
The outcome would probably me getting hit around the noggin with a bottle. Even the chavs are polite down here ha.
Scottlad...your attitude is no different from the chavs in the 'hole' you came from!
[quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: Coming up to Blackburn from my lovely town in Wiltshire for a Christmas Family visit....Cant wait :-S, what a hole, leaving Blackburn at 16 was definitely the best decision I have ever made. WTF is wrong with people? Managed to get a ticket to watch rovers at turd Moor. Probably spend more time watching the animals in the crowd than the pitch.[/p][/quote]Think you've asked and answered your own question there scottlad! People just have no respect anymore. In five sentences you've just wound up the communities of two towns and put down the place you were born. If you do the same when your out an about after watching the match an havin had a drink or three guess what the outcome will be.[/p][/quote]The outcome would probably me getting hit around the noggin with a bottle. Even the chavs are polite down here ha.[/p][/quote]Scottlad...your attitude is no different from the chavs in the 'hole' you came from! thoroughbred
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11:14pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Enlightened Patriot says...

Description of assailents?
Description of assailents? Enlightened Patriot
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