Shock as woman glassed at nightclub

POLICE are investigating after a woman was glassed in the face at a Suffolk nightspot.

Laurence Cawley

POLICE are investigating after a woman was glassed in the face at a Suffolk nightspot.

The emergency services were called following the incident at the Station Lounge in Sudbury during the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to police, the 20-year-old woman had been glassed in the face inside the nightclub, which is in Station Road, and was treated by paramedics before being taken to the West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

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A spokesman for the police said although they had a named suspect the force was still appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

It is understood the woman suffered facial injuries.

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He said the police were treating the attack as a “Section 20” assault “without intent”, but said the wounds suffered were “minor”.

The case is expected to be assigned to a CID officer later today.

Adrian Osborne, the mayor of Sudbury, said: “Things like this just shouldn't happen. I am at a loss to explain how somebody can do something like this. It is a question of where do you come at it from next? It sometimes seems that some people do not understand that life is precious. They just seem to lose all sense.”

He said Sudbury Town Council, the police and the pub and club owners in the town were all working more closely than ever before to combat drink-fuelled assaults and anti-social behaviour in the town.

Sunday's incident comes almost a year after a policewoman was injured following a fight outside the Station Lounge.

On that occasion police were called out during the early hours to reports that two men were being assaulted. During the incident, a woman police officer suffered multiple minor injuries. Following the incident, two men were cautioned for assault and a further two were served with fixed penalty notices for public disorder. One man was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with a facial cut caused by glass.

Anybody with information about the most recent incident, which happened at about 1.50am yesterday, is asked to telephone the police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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