Woman Has Throat Cut In Nightclub

A woman has had her throat cut with some broken glass inside a nightclub in the West End.

At around 02:30hrs on Sunday 3 February, a 22 year old student was attacked inside Café de Paris night-club in Coventry Street W1.

She was walking alone through the lower level of the night-club when she was attacked by at least one female suspect. It is believed the suspect used a piece of broken glass to slash the victim across the throat causing a significant injury.

The victim was given immediate first aid by night-club staff and was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. She is still being treated for the injury to her neck, as well as a serious hand injury.

Officers from the Westminster Serious Violence Team are urgently trying to trace anyone who witnessed the incident.

Anyone witnesses or anyone was present in the club at the time is urged to contact Detective Constable Will Richards at the Westminster Serious Violence Team at Charing Cross police station on 020 7321 8224 - or email him on will.f.h.richards@met.police.uk - quoting the crime reference number 6506056/13.

A 28 year old woman was arrested on Monday 4 February at an address in Essex on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in relation to this incident, and she remains in custody.