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Glassing attack victim: My chin was pouring with blood
9:41am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
A UNIVERSITY graduate had to undergo plastic surgery to her chin after allegedly being glassed in the face at a town centre bar by another woman.
The 24-year-old was struck while sitting in a booth of Barr 44 on Westfield Street.
An image from CCTV cameras at the bar, showing a woman police would like to speak to, is also being circulated as part of a witness appeal.
The victim, who has asked not be named, told the Star how the blow slit through her chin, leaving a wound in her mouth.
Her mouth was left pouring with blood and she needed six stitches to heal the wound. A plastic surgeon at Whiston Hospital’s specialist repaired the damage to minimise the scarring.
Speaking to the Star, the victim, of Sherdley Park, said: “I was on a night out around St Helens with a friend and we were sat in a booth with a couple of lads.
“Then a lad and a girl came over towards the table and started arguing. They started picking on one of my mates – and the lad then threw a full glass of drink over us.
“We responded by throwing ice from a jug back at him. The next thing I know it I’m leaning over the table with blood pouring from my chin.”
She alleges the woman who was with the man had caused the injury, adding: “Fortunately it is not too bad. I’ve a one-and-a-half inch scar – but you wonder what might have happened if it had hit my eye.
“Thankfully, the plastic surgeon did a really good job.”
Detectives this week belatedly released details of the attack – five weeks since it happened.
Detective Constable Ellie Devers said: “I am particularly interested in speaking to the young woman pictured as I believe she may have information that could assist our enquiries.
“We take incidents of this nature very seriously and we are appealing to anyone with any information about this incident to call us to assist the investigation.”
The assault happened at about 1.30am on Thursday, August 22.
Anyone with any information is asked to call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6812 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.