Doorman glassed in the face after asking drinker to leave bar

A man is being asked to come forward by police after a doorman was glassed in the face when he asked a customer to leave a bar.

The attack happened at The Avenue bar, Scarisbrick Avenue in Southport on Friday, February 28 at around 1am.

Police were called out after reports a member of door staff had been assaulted with a glass after he asked a drinker to leave.

The victim sustained a serious facial injury during the attack.

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A second member of the door staff also suffered a minor injury when they asked another man and woman who were there to leave.

33-year-old Joseph Johns and 24-year-old Chelsea Johns, both of Willow Way, Liverpool were arrested and charged with section 39 assault and are due to appear at Sefton Magistrates Court on Wednesday, September 9.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and are keen to speak to the man pictured, as he may have vital information to assist the investigation.

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Police are seeking a man wanted in connection with an attack on a doorman who was glassed in the face after asking a customer to leave

Detective Inspector Paul Gillies said: “We have arrested and charged two people in connection with this incident, however, an investigation is ongoing after one doorman sustained serious facial injuries, and we believe that the man pictured may have information to assist enquiries.

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"Although a few months have passed, we know the incident would’ve been shocking to witness and we know a number of people would’ve been in the bar and the general area at the time. I would ask anyone with information to please contact us.”

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000127299 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.