“It was a busy night, all was going as planned – lots of happy race goers. But then a fight broke out inside. I went to break it up. I got the main attacker away, but then I was hit from behind and knocked to the floor.
He added: “I’ve been having flashbacks and nightmares since the incident.
“Thinking about it brings back thoughts of how helpless I was. It was not pleasant.
“We contained it as best as we could.
“But my job is to keep people safe, not be used as a punch bag.
“I’ve lost three of my teeth. I’m not looking forward to the dental treatment.”
Police arrived shortly after the incident, where a few door staff were allegedly injured, and arrested a man on suspicion of affray – who has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesman said: “Police were called on Saturday 5 May at around 8pm to reports of a fight taking place at the White Hart Hotel, High Street in Newmarket.
“Officers attended and arrested a 25 year-old-man from Cambridge on suspicion of affray. He was later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm and common assault. The man has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
“One man sustained facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to contact Police on 101 quoting reference 24509/18.”
Source – Cambridge-News