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Suspected Acid Attack at The White Hotel

In an escalation of violence within music venues of all shapes in sizes, a recent attack has been reported in the United Kingdom. The incident is an alleged assailant returning to a venue in which he was previously ejected from, with a knife and dousing security with a liquid. The attacker’s liquid weapon of choice was acid.

Oneedm found on Manchester’s Police FB Page

A man, who had earlier that night been ejected from the club, had returned armed with a knife and an unknown liquid which he threw at door staff.

A search of the area was conducted and a bottle containing what officers believe to be acid was found.

Two men are currently in hospital receiving treatment for burns. None of their injuries are life-threatening.

The offender is described as white, in his late 20s, of average build, about 6ft tall and with short brown hair.

Detective Sergeant Pat Wood, from GMP’s Salford borough, said: “This was a vicious and dangerous attack on men who were just trying to their job.

“Although their injuries aren’t life-threatening, they are likely to have permanent skin damage and no doubt at the time of the attack they were thinking the worst.

“There were lots of people inside the nightclub or leaving who are likely to have seen something or the man himself being ejected from the toilets.

“Please contact us. Even if you think it might just be something small it could really help us catch who did this.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 5461 quoting incident number 538 of 29 October 2017.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The incident reportedly occurred at an event headlined by in the early hours of the morning.

The man is said to have been ejected from the club earlier returning to carry out the attack and fleeing the scene. The bouncers from The White Hotel were admitted to hospital with serious burns.

The venue said in a statement on Facebook that it was “shocked and saddened” by events over the weekend, before issuing a plea for information from eyewitnesses.

They have a go-fund-me page set-up to help pay for the security guards expenses due this horrific incident. Below is the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/twh-door-team-recovery-fund

As quoted from Project 13 MCR FB Page:

In all honesty were still numbed and lost for words re what transpired in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The first act of any degree of physicality and violence to take place at any of our nights in almost 7 years, and the only incident since the TWH’ opening.


We apologize to everyone whose night was cut short, this venue is pretty much utopia and what Manchester / the UK club circuit is crucially lacking, unfortunately, there’s a small number of “people” who are willing to scotch this by extreme means. Our thoughts are with the door team and their close ones at this time, and TWH crew.

 

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