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Bouncer 'hit by stiletto heel' may lose sight in eye

Postby heavypaul » 30 Jul 2009, 16:52

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topst ... 5508041.jp

Bouncer 'hit by stiletto heel' may lose sight in eye

Date: 30 July 2009

By ALAN McEWEN
A HEAD bouncer at a city nightclub faces losing the sight in one eye after allegedly being struck by the heel of a stiletto shoe.

The door steward at the Shanghai nightclub in George Street is understood to be undergoing medical treatment to his left eye.

An ambulance was called to rush the injured bouncer to hospital following the incident in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The award-winning Shanghai club is housed in the basement below the Le Monde bar and hotel, a £12 million complex owned by city entrepreneur Billy Lowe.

Stuart Thomson, manager at Le Monde, said: "The individual is a top bloke and hugely popular. We are all really shocked that such an unusual incident occurred.

"It is the subject of a criminal prosecution, so it would be inappropriate to comment further. We will all now rally round and look forward to welcoming him back when he is ready."

Officers are understood to be studying the club's CCTV footage as part of their investigation.

A police spokesman said: "A 37-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged serious assault that happened in George Street in the early hours of Saturday morning."

Shanghai, which was previously known as Tokyo, has won a BEDA (Bar Entertainment and Dance Association) award for best club in Scotland and a nomination for Best UK Club.

Mr Lowe set up Thistle Inns with his cousin and former Hibs chairman Kenny Waugh junior, which they eventually sold to Scottish & Newcastle for £20 million in 1998, before establishing Saltire Taverns, which operates the Frankenstein themed bars.

When it opened its doors in 2006, the owners said they wanted the complex to "force up the standard" of George Street, and rejected concerns about more drunken behaviour on the street.

• Sarah Marsden, 37, from Edinburgh, has been charged with assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and permanent impairment, as well as a breach of the peace, in connection with the incident.

She appeared at the city's sheriff court on Monday.

Anthony Walker, 48, from Edinburgh was also charged with a breach of the peace in connection with the incident. Both made no plea or declaration and were released on bail. Dates for future court hearings have yet to be set.
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Re: Bouncer 'hit by stiletto heel' may lose sight in eye

Postby leither » 30 Jul 2009, 22:39

i saw this inthe paper today, posh george st having some issues?

hope she gets the full force of what is due

but also goes out as a reminder that not all lethal weapons are originally intended as such
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Re: Bouncer 'hit by stiletto heel' may lose sight in eye

Postby heavypaul » 01 Aug 2009, 03:31

i saw this inthe paper today, posh george st having some issues?


Leither, you have obviously never done a shift in George Streetin recent times if you can ask thatquestion. George Street is lively to say the least. There are more issues in George Street now than anywhere else with the exception of maybe The Omni Centre.
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Re: Bouncer 'hit by stiletto heel' may lose sight in eye

Postby harry » 03 Aug 2009, 11:33

yeah it was only couple of weeks back they had kick off outside the dome/why not.

just hope the company he works for look after him properly.
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Postby leither » 03 Aug 2009, 14:01

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/latestnews/Bouncer-Graham-Roach-blinded-in.5517350.jp

thats the latest on the story about Graham, and he still wants to get back on the door and will be welcomed back by everyone.
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Postby harry » 03 Aug 2009, 14:59

cheers for the update Leither. hope Graham has a speedy recovery & the scum gets what's coming to them.
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Re: Bouncer 'hit by stiletto heel' may lose sight in eye

Postby Claire Bear » 04 Aug 2009, 10:19

Nice to see the MOP commenting on this and showing support. The comments about banning stilletos are ridiculous though... 99.9% of ladies wearing them would never consider using them as weapon on someone else ( unless being attacked themselves ) If it wasnt a stilleto it would have been a comb or a belt or keys or umbrella or nails. You cannot prevent situ's like this from happeneing as its not about the dangers of the stilleto its about the mindset of the nutters out there wearing the things.

Same as majority of us wouldnt ever think of jumping up and down on a persons head...yet a minority of fools seem to think it is perfectly justified in a fight.

Some scum go too far in their quest to hurt people, its not about who's got the hardest punch these days ...its all about who can fight the dirtiest, who can cause the most amount of damage to a person. Females are just as twatish as men when it comes down to it and i hope she gets sent down for her actions. I also hope that she regrets what she did...i doubt it though, people like that will boast about it for years to come thinking they are the bees knees. Proud that she has taken a mans sight away from him.

I really am glad Graham has such a positive outlook on his life and im glad that this scum hasnt destroyed his passion for the job.

Get well soon Graham.xxx
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