Man glassed in the face in York city centre bar

Scene of the attack: Kennedy's on Little Stonegate. Photograph: Google Street View
7 Apr 2015 @ 8.27 pm
| Crime

Scene of the attack: Kennedy's on Little Stonegate. Photograph: Google Street View
Scene of the attack: Kennedy’s on Little Stonegate. Photograph: Google Street View
A man had to be taken to hospital and have his face and eyelid stitched up after he was glassed in a York city centre bar on Easter Sunday.

The victim, a man in his 20s from Goole, was attacked at about 9.10pm on Sunday, April 5 in Kennedy’s Café Bar on Little Stonegate.

He was standing at the bar with friends when he was struck in the face with a glass.

Police say the glass shattered on impact, causing lacerations to his face and eyelid. He was taken to York Hospital for treatment.

Victim needed stitches

The man needed stitches to his eyelid and will have to undertake follow-up visits to ensure no permanent damage has been caused.

The suspect is believed to have left the bar shortly after the incident in the direction of Stonegate.

PC Hayley Rowbotham of York police said:

The bar was very busy at the time and I am appealing to anyone who was in Kennedy’s at around 9pm to 9.30pm on Sunday night to contact us, along with anyone who can help identify the suspect.

A man who was enjoying a night out with friends has sustained serious injuries to his face which require long term treatment. It is vital that the person responsible is brought to justice.

Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police – see below for contact details.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Hayley Rowbotham
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Rowbotham here
Quote reference number 12150055418