Police Still Hunting Pub Glass Attacker

Detectives investigating a serious assault at a Wimborne pub are renewing their appeal for witnesses – with CCTV images of two men being released.

A 19-year-old man sustained serious facial injuries after a man struck him with a glass at the Rising Sun public house along East Street in Wimborne at around 11.50pm on Friday, 24 September 2010.

The victim required 30 stitches to his face and ear and underwent reconstructive surgery in order to repair a part of his damaged ear.

Detective Constable Tristan Downie, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

“I am now able to release three CCTV images that show two men who I would like to speak with urgently.

“I am appealing for both men, and anyone who recognises these men, to come forward and contact the police immediately.

“It may be that these two men are able to help me with my investigation.”

The victim, from Verwood, was standing near a settee, by the pub’s toilets, at the time of the attack.

DC Downie continued: “I understand that there were a number of revellers in the pub at the time of this incident and I believe that some of these people may have seen what happened.

“I would like to speak with any witnesses as soon as possible.

“The victim was left with very nasty injuries and I am determined to identify the man responsible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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