Man glassed, another robbed in Welwyn Hatfield pub attacks

BANK holiday celebrations turned sour as two men were injured in assaults at separate pubs in Welwyn Hatfield.

A 36-year-old man was glassed in the face outside The Harrier in Hatfield, leaving him needing hospital treatment.

A pal, also 36, who had tried to intervene in the bust-up, was punched.

The attack took place just after midnight on Easter Sunday outside the pub in Bishops Rise, and police are looking for a black and a white man, both in their 20s.

Pc Emma Summers said: “This is a nasty and serious incident which has resulted in painful injuries for the first victim.

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“This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable.”

Between midnight and 1am on the same night, a man was allegedly beaten up by two other men in the toilets of The Cork pub in WGC town centre.

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The 31-year-old victim’s phone and some cash was also taken, before his attackers fled from the Howardsgate pub.

A man, in his 20s and from Hatfield, was arrested in connection with The Cork assault and bailed until next month.

* Call police with information on either incident on 0845 33 00 222.

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