Bouncer slashed with bottle in Hatfield club attack

A BOUNCER who was slashed with a broken glass bottle was saved thanks to a quick-thinking police officer. The 45-year-old suffered a severed artery after the attack outside Base nightclub in Hatfield. At around 1.45am on Saturday a man was refused entry.

A BOUNCER who was slashed with a broken glass bottle was saved thanks to a quick-thinking police officer.

The 45-year-old suffered a severed artery after the attack outside Base nightclub in Hatfield.

At around 1.45am on Saturday a man was refused entry. He later returned with a glass bottle and attacked the door supervisor, leaving him with a serious injury to the lower left side of his face.

First on the scene was Pc Phil Cook who saw how seriously the victim was injured and took the unusual step of rushing him to hospital in the back of the police car.


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Nightclub owner Neil Carroll added: "The police were brilliant.

"The door supervisor was just doing his job.

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"The club has a very tight security policy and will not tolerate this sort of incident."

Detective constable Glen Turrell-Oldacre said: "Anyone who saw the actual incident and has not spoken to the police should get in touch."

Call police on 0845 33 00 222.

* Ben Groves, 20, of Ripon Road, Stevenage, was arrested and charged with causing GBH with intent. He was remanded in custody until August.

* Pc Cook has been praised for his actions. More on this in today's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

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