Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Teenager nearly lost sight in bar attack

Teenager nearly lost sight in bar attack

POLICE have released images of the injuries sustained by a teenager during an attack at a Henley bar.

The 18-year-old youth was assaulted in Magoos in Hart Street at about 1.30am on June 18 last year.

The victim was on a night out with friends when he was approached by an unknown man, who assaulted him.

The attacker hit his head down on a table before walking out of the bar.

The victim sustained deep cuts to his face which required hospital treatment and he has been left with a facial scar.

Henley Pc Emma Bailey, the investigating officer, said: “This was an unprovoked attack which caused significant injuries to the victim who needed stitches to his right cheek.

“These images show the lasting impact of the injury caused as a result of the assault on the young man.

“Thames Valley Police remains committed to identifying and locating the offender.

“I would like to re-appeal to anyone who was in Magoos Bar on June 18 last year who may have seen the incident to come forward. Please report any details you have to help the victim have a chance of achieving justice and a sense of closure.

“Additionally, if you are the offender who committed this assault, please do the right thing and hand yourself into a police station.”

The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I needed an X-ray to check there was no glass still in the wounds before the stitches could be put in.

“It’s scary to see how close the glass was to my eye — just millimetres either way and I could have lost my sight.

“If anyone in Magoos that night saw what happened, or has heard anything about who might have attacked me please tell the police.”

If you have any information, call 101 quoting reference 43170177490.

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