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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a vicious assault at a nightclub in Bolton.
At around 2.30am on Thursday 19 May 2016, police were called to Levels Nightclub on Nelson Square, Bolton, following reports of an assault.
Having barged into the victim’s friend and spilling his drink, the offender then became abusive to the group after he was asked to replace it.
The 20-year-old victim then attempted to calm the situation down but was attacked, with the offender repeatedly punching him in the face before biting his ear.
Security staff intervened and threw the offender out of the club.
The victim was left with a broken nose and a torn ear, which required gluing back together.
The offender is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, with brown hair and tattoos on both arms. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark t-shirt.
Detective Constable Philip Unsworth said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack against a young man who was simply trying to enjoy a night out with friends.
“He has stepped in to try and avoid a conflict and instead was brutally attacked by this offender, who was in such a frenzy he bit the victim’s ear.
“This demonstrates that this man is a dangerous offender and as such it is vital that we identify him as soon as possible.
“If you recognise this man please call police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 190516/0158 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland – when it’s less urgent than a 999 call.
Find out more information about 101 by following this link.
Source: Greater Manchester Police
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