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Police release CCTV footage of glass attack in city centre bar


Police have released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak to after a man was hit in the head with a glass during a fight in a pub.

The 43-year-old suffered the injury after he was attacked at the New Union pub on Princess Street, Manchester, at about 10pm on 7 June 2015.

The victim was in the pub when he and the offender got into an argument over a picture the man had taken on his mobile phone.

This prompted the offender to strike him in the head with the glass, leaving him with a cut to the head.

He was then ejected from the pub, but not before a second man whom the offender was with hurled a chair towards the victim.

Police have now issued CCTV footage of the incident.

The main offender is described as being white, in his 30s, of a medium build, with short dark hair and a bear. He was wearing a light coloured jacket and a light coloured T-shirt with a CND logo on the front, and dark trousers.

The man who threw the chair was white, in his 30s, of a stocky build, with a shaved head and wearing a light-coloured hoody with the logo EAZ on the front.

Detective Constable Sean Downey said: “The victim suffered a cut to his head as a result of being attacked, and in some ways is fortunate the injuries were not more severe.

“The offender could have had no control over where the shards of glass went and we could have been dealing with a very grave injury. That we aren⿿t is pure luck, so we are treating this very seriously and we need to find the offender.

“We have issued CCTV footage and I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the images to call us.

“Alternatively, if you were in the pub that night and witnessed what happened, or you suspect who may be responsible, then please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Tony Flynn

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