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Man glassed in the face with Bulmers cider bottle in Plymouth's Walkabout bar

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: February 22, 2013


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A man was struck in the face with a glass bottle in a Plymouth pub in an unprovoked attack, say police.

The 20-year-old victim was attacked while he was dancing with a woman on the dance floor at the Walkabout bar on Union Street.

Police say a man approached the victim and hit him across the face with what is thought to be a Bulmers cider bottle.

The victim, from Plymouth, was treated in hospital for a large cut below his eye.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which happened close to the DJ box just after 1.30am on Sunday, February 10.

The suspect is described as a white man, approx 6ft tall, and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

He had tattoos on his arms including a large tattoo on his left bicep.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime ref EC/13/1340.

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  • iseveryidused  |  July 16 2013, 1:19PM

    So he was assaulted with a bottle then, not "glassed", as that implies being struck by a drinking "glass", hence the term. I think I may be getting old...

  • passtheparcel  |  February 23 2013, 12:08AM

    Were the cctv cameras switched on, should b able to pick him out. It mite have been her boyfriend!

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  • BettyD  |  February 22 2013, 9:24PM

    AnniDarko, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe Bulmers is one of their sponsors ;)

  • MissAnthrope  |  February 22 2013, 6:45PM

    Bulmers = underage drinker, so maybe Walkabout don't want him caught. If establishments such as this stopped accepting cash and made everyone pay by card violence would immediately fall as people would know they could be traced from the till records.

  • glasshalffull  |  February 22 2013, 5:52PM

    I guess the only useful reason for reporting the type of bottle is that someone might remember that kind of detail. Bar staff, for instance, often remember people by the drinks that they buy. If it jogs someone's memory so the thug can be caught, that's a good thing.

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  • AnniDarko  |  February 22 2013, 4:05PM

    Is the Herald resorting to product placement? Does it really matter what brand of bottle it was?

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  • TheMercenary  |  February 22 2013, 3:47PM

    @trex1. We're laughing at the quality of the reporting, not the incident itself. Pointless information don't you think? Laughing too at our judicial system, whereby we're only too aware that the perpetrator of this crime, if caught, will not be suitably punished, if at all. We're mocking the system. The only clue, with it being a Bulmers bottle, is that the offender is a pauper who lacks taste. Not many of them about in our fair city eh?

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  • trex1_  |  February 22 2013, 3:17PM

    So why do some of you find this so amusing, and you question the sentence he might get when you seem to think its funny it was a Bulmers bottle. Pathetic!!

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  • jtme1  |  February 22 2013, 1:47PM

    Yeh true, The courts will crack down on this thug. they will hit him hard with 2 days unpaid work, and tag him for a week + make him pay A fine of £75. he's going to get it from our awesome justice system.

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  • CharlieDodd  |  February 22 2013, 1:47PM

    ..'hit him across the face with a Bulmers cider bottle'.. Strongbow, Woodpecker or Original?

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