A MAN had to have plastic surgery after his nose was bitten during a shocking attack at a Poulton nightclub.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward following the vicious assault in the Residence on Vicarage Road.
The 32-year-old victim, who is from Freckleton, needed plastic surgery at Royal Preston Hospital following the attack.
He was on a night out with friends when he was approached by a man who accused him of knocking his drink over.
The victim apologised to the man – despite not believing he had in fact spilt the man’s drink.
When the man asked him to buy him a replacement drink, the victim refused.
The attacker then leaned into the victim’s face and bit his nose.
The savage bite removed tissue and skin from the lower part of the victim’s right nostril.
The assault happened between 1am and 2am on Sunday, April 17.
The victim left the nightclub to get help and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
An appointment was made for him to go to Royal Preston Hospital, in Fulwood, to be treated for his injuries.
He stayed overnight in the hospital where he was given a skin graft under general anaesthetic.
Police describe the attack as a “serious assault.”
Detectives are now looking at CCTV from the nightclub.
DC Mick Englishby, from Wyre CID, said: “This is a serious assault for which the victim has required plastic surgery.
“This sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we need the public’s help to find out who is responsible.
“I would urge anybody who witnessed the incident or if anyone has any information about the person responsible for the assault to contact the police.”
Police believe the attacker left the scene by moving passed people on the dance floor before leaving the nightclub.
The offender is described as slim with short dark hair and is thought to be aged around 20-years-old.
He was wearing a dark coloured suit with a lighter shirt and a thin dark tie.
He spoke with a local accent.
Anyone with information to help the police with their inquiries can call DC Englishby or DC 3431 Hodgson on (01253) 604342 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.