Bouncer stabbed in chest outside Liverpool bar in horror attack

3 Sep, 2018

Bouncer stabbed in chest outside Liverpool bar in horror attack

A bouncer was stabbed in the chest in the city centre last night.

The doorman was attacked as he worked outside Ruby Blues on Great Charlotte Street, when a reveller confronted him with a large kitchen knife, onlookers said.

A source told the ECHO the man “lost his nipple” when the blade sliced across his chest..

They added the victim had been discharged from hospital, but had been “so lucky” because “the blade had bent round and just missed his ribs.”

Insiders at Ruby Blue said the person responsible had been refused entry to the nightspot, but “returned three hours later with the weapon.”

A source said: “The door lads refused the entry to this rat… he became aggressive, verbal and physical and had to be pushed away from the door.

“The rat left… just to get back later.”

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 11.30pm last night, Saturday 31 August, following reports of an altercation outside a bar on Great Charlotte Street in Liverpool city centre.

“During the altercation a male member of door staff suffered an injury to his chest consistent with a bladed weapon being used.

“He was taken to hospital where his injuries have been described as minor.

“A 60 year-old man was detained nearby and arrested on suspicion of Section18 wounding.

“He is currently in police custody.

“An investigation is underway and CCTV enquiries are ongoing in the local area.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 18200183539.

Elsewhere in town, another bouncer was attacked outside The Alchemist, on Brunswick Street, suffering a minor injury to the back of his head, which did not require hospital treatment, police said.

Bystanders said the doorman was left “out cold” on the floor, and the wound left behind a lot of blood on the pavement.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman confirmed there had been two arrests, and added: “We were contacted at 11.40pm last night, Friday 31 August, to reports of a disturbance on Brunswick Street, Liverpool city centre.

“A male member of door staff suffered a minor injury to the back of his head which didn’t’t require hospital treatment.

“A 41 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and Section 47 assault.

“A 38 year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of affray.

“Both are currently in police custody.

“Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.”

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