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14 February 2014, 12:18 | Updated: 14 February 2014, 12:25
A man's needed surgery after being hit round the head bottle in a club in Norwich.
It happened at Mercy XS on Prince of Wales Road in the early hours of this morning when officers were called to the venue following reports of a disturbance inside the club at about 1.45am.
A handful of people were involved in an argument which started on the dance floor and during this a 20-year-old man was hit on the side of his head, believed with a bottle, which caused an arterial bleed to the head.
The victim was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he is awaiting surgery and is described as being in a stable condition.
Several people were ejected from the club and police dealt with a second incident outside the nightclub where a 19-year-old man was assaulting by being punched in the face. The man suffered a bloody nose and was given First Aid at the scene.
Four men were arrested shortly after the incident and were taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where they remain in custody.
Two 20-year-olds and two other suspects aged 24 and 27, will be questioned on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.
The 27-year-old was further arrested in connection with the second incident which happened outside the venue.
Detectives continue with their investigations this morning and are keen to hear from anyone who may have been at the club last night and witnessed either incident.
Detective Sergeant Andy Barker, from Norwich CID, said: "This was a very serious incident which has left a man with severe injuries which will require surgery today.
"We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this assault and are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the club and witnessed the incident.”