Teenager Glassed In Dorset Pub

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a serious assault in Wimborne.

At around 11.50pm on Friday, 24 September 2010, a 19-year-old man sustained serious facial injuries – including 30 stitches to his face and ear – after a man struck him with a glass in the Rising Sun public house along East Street in Wimborne.

The victim underwent reconstructive surgery in order to repair a part of his damaged ear.

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

“The victim, from Verwood, was standing near a settee, by the pub’s toilets, when he was approached by the offender.

“He fell backwards while he was being attacked, but was able to get away through an exit at the back of the pub.”

The offender is white, aged in his late thirties, around five feet seven inches tall, with either a bald or shaved head. He was wearing a grey top at the time of the incident.

DC Downie continued:

“This was an appalling attack that left the victim with very nasty injuries.

“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 anyone who was in the Rising Sun late on Friday night as soon as possible, regardless of whether they feel they have any important information to offer or not.

“I am determined to identify the man responsible for this shocking and violent attack.”