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Man is beaten over head with pool cue in Swindon pub
THE girlfriend of a man beaten over the head with a pool cue in a bar brawl has urged those who saw it to come forward.
The 22-year-old woman was appalled by the violent scenes that left her boyfriend needing hospital treatment for a head wound, which has since caused him panic attacks.
Trouble flared at around 9pm in the Globe, in Eastcott Road, on Sunday, January 6 after the victim, who does not want to be identified for fear of further attacks, had enjoyed a day in the pub with his heavily pregnant girlfriend and a pal.
Two men, aged 23 and 26, have been arrested, questioned and bailed by detectives, while a 43-year-old man was detained and later released without charge.
The woman said: “It was horrific – he had to have his head glued back together and now has panic attacks about going out in public.
“The attack just came out of nowhere.
“Earlier in the day the people at the bar were talking to us and we had been in there for a while, when one of them said something to his friend.
“That guy left and then another one of them came up to him and smacked him in the back of the head three times with a pool cue.
“The guy ran off but then a couple of others started kicking and punching him while he was on the floor.
“There were loads of witnesses and someone knows who it was.”
A police spokesman said: “We were called to the Globe public house at around 9.10pm to reports of a man who had bee assaulted with a pool cue.
“We attended and an ambulance was called to treat head injuries that were not thought to be serious.
“We arrested two men, a 23-year-old and a 26-year-old, on suspicion of section 20 GBH without intent and they have been bailed pending further inquiries.
“We also arrested a third man, aged 43, but he was released without charge with no further action.
“Witness statements were taken but anyone with any information should contact us on 101.”
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.