Nightclub reveller facing jaw surgery

Revolution in Blackpool ' the scene of a violent attack in the early hours of Monday.
Revolution in Blackpool ' the scene of a violent attack in the early hours of Monday.
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A CLUBBER has been left with serious injuries after a horror attack in a Blackpool bar.

The 21-year-old man suffered a double fracture to his jaw after being assaulted in the toilets of the resort’s Revolution bar.

Detectives said the victim, who is from the Fylde area, will require “extensive surgery” and is currently being treated in Royal Preston Hospital.

Det Sgt Steve Colman, from Blackpool CID, said: “It was a nasty assault inside the toilets at Revolution.

“The victim suffered a double fracture to his jaw and has been transferred to Royal Preston Hospital.

“He requires surgery, he was in quite a bad way.

“There was a significant amount of blood in the toilets.”

The assault happened at around 1.20am on Easter Monday, while the Market Street bar was packed with revellers celebrating the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Police believe the toilets were busy with clubbers at the time, and detectives are now appealing for anyone who witnessed what took place to come forward.

A second man was also assaulted, and he has already been traced and spoken to by officers.

And police said it is not clear whether the attack was unprovoked.

Det Sgt Colman said: “At this stage the situation is unclear as to what happened and we are seeking independent witnesses who can provide us with a definitive answer as to what happened.

“We do know there were a significant number of people present in the toilets at the time and are asking for people to come forward.

“If anyone has any information in relation to the inquiry we need them to contact police.”

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

No-one from Revolution was available for comment when contacted by The Gazette.

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