Inverurie attack nipped in the bud

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A POTENTIALLY fatal incident at an Inverurie night club was kept under control last weekend as experienced door staff took swift action in a bottle attack.

Grampian Police are currently appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack which occurred just before closing time in the early hours of Sunday, April 10.

The Aberdeen man accused of the attack is 22-year-old Krystian Zawadski who was charged after appearing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for causing severe injury and permanent disfigurement and also for attempting to pervert the course of justice. He made no plea or declaration and was released on bail.

The victim, who has not been named ,was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was kept overnight and subsequently allowed home the following day.

Edward’s Bar owner, Gary Cox was not at the scene of the crime at the time, but was alerted by telephone immediately after the incident.

Commenting on the incident Mr Cox said: “I have never had anything like this happen before.

“Two boys had a disagreement – it was a smashed beer bottle. The door staff were quick off the mark and separated the guys. But the victim received lacerations to his upper body.”

Mr Cox said the incident happened on the top floor of the night club, near the gents toilets between 2.30am and 2.45am. “We employ seven or eight door staff on a Saturday night who walk the building. It’s thanks to them that the attack was nipped in the bud.”

Edwards Bar will be putting precautionary measures in place to minimise a re-occurrence of this type of incident. Mr cox added: “The accused will be banned from all the pubs in Inverurie through Inverurie Pub Watch.

“We use plastic tumblers for spirits and from now on we’ll be moving on to plastic tumblers for all drinks. That is the way the nightclub trade is going.

“I don’t like bad publicity for Inverurie. I’m proud of the town and have had 21 years without serious incident.”

Grampian Police are asking anyone with information regarding the assault to contact them on 0800 600 5700 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.