Man glassed in Kemp Town pub

The Argus: Police believe these people witnessed the attack Police believe these people witnessed the attack

A man needed stitches after being glassed in a pub.

The 37-year-old victim, from Brighton, was attacked in the Bulldog Tavern in St James's Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, at about 2.20am on Friday.

He suffered severe cuts to his face and had to have stitches to his cheek and lip.

Detectives would like to speak to the two men and two women in these images who are believed to be key witnesses to what happened inside the pub.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and questioned before being released on bail while inquiries continue.

Detective Constable Chris Bishop said: "We would like to speak to anyone who was in the pub on Saturday and saw the attack happen or what happened in the minutes beforehand.

"Each of the four people who were recorded on CCTV in Dorset Gardens could have important information about what happened inside the pub and we would like to speak to them urgently."

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4:14pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Mel Shock says...

?? in the Bulldog ? that surprises me unless an element who went in purely to cause grief.
Best wishes to the person who was injured.
?? in the Bulldog ? that surprises me unless an element who went in purely to cause grief. Best wishes to the person who was injured. Mel Shock

5:52pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Boloney-marshal says...

Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?
Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know? Boloney-marshal

7:48pm Mon 13 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?
That's probably why they are trying to trace the witnesses so they can establish the facts.In the bulldog there are cctv cameras so hopefully they will help.Unfortunately these days the gay pubs that used to be a safe haven for gays are not as they are very mixed now which is cool as long as everyone is gay friendly.Very little trouble occurs in the bulldog even thougth its full every night and the door security is very good.I myself don't go nesr St james street on a weekend as the area after the police cuts is unpoliced.
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?[/p][/quote]That's probably why they are trying to trace the witnesses so they can establish the facts.In the bulldog there are cctv cameras so hopefully they will help.Unfortunately these days the gay pubs that used to be a safe haven for gays are not as they are very mixed now which is cool as long as everyone is gay friendly.Very little trouble occurs in the bulldog even thougth its full every night and the door security is very good.I myself don't go nesr St james street on a weekend as the area after the police cuts is unpoliced. clubrob6

9:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?
What right is that, is it another EU directive that I missed, perhaps the one that states 'nosy parkers who have a homophobic chip on their shoulder must be told whether or not a crime is homophobic so they can feel righteously indignant'.
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?[/p][/quote]What right is that, is it another EU directive that I missed, perhaps the one that states 'nosy parkers who have a homophobic chip on their shoulder must be told whether or not a crime is homophobic so they can feel righteously indignant'. Bill in Hanover

9:53am Tue 14 Jan 14

pithound says...

Gay pubs ceased to be a safe haven some years ago when Blair effectively made gay pubs illegal. Mixing straights and gays is all fine and dandy in principle but when people are steaming on booze at the weekend and people are on the pull there will be situations where straight women are touching up gay men, gay men are touching up the boyfriends of straight women. It's a recipe for disaster. Legislation does allow for private members' clubs for minority groups so that such misunderstandings can be avoided. There is one such club for gay men in Brighton I believe.
Gay pubs ceased to be a safe haven some years ago when Blair effectively made gay pubs illegal. Mixing straights and gays is all fine and dandy in principle but when people are steaming on booze at the weekend and people are on the pull there will be situations where straight women are touching up gay men, gay men are touching up the boyfriends of straight women. It's a recipe for disaster. Legislation does allow for private members' clubs for minority groups so that such misunderstandings can be avoided. There is one such club for gay men in Brighton I believe. pithound

10:22am Tue 14 Jan 14

Mel Shock says...

this might happen in some bars but in all the gay friendly pubs n clubs I have fraternised I cannot say that I have seen of heard of this happening. Mind that is not to say it doesn't of course.
I believe in mixed venues, I do not believe in a fixed straight/gay?LBGT venue, as knowledge and understanding is key.

However I think some straights may see it as a challenge/dare to go in the Bulldog as it is infamous for some reason, maybe its the narrow, no see thru windows, whatever..........bu
t at the end of the day its a pub which caters for a different crowd, depending on times/days it can be very friendly it can also be quite hostile towards women.........

Anyway I am rambling, either way nobody deserves to be glassed/hit whatever they're orientation and for whatever reason, this sadly can and does happen in all types of establishment where alcohol is involved
this might happen in some bars but in all the gay friendly pubs n clubs I have fraternised I cannot say that I have seen of heard of this happening. Mind that is not to say it doesn't of course. I believe in mixed venues, I do not believe in a fixed straight/gay?LBGT venue, as knowledge and understanding is key. However I think some straights may see it as a challenge/dare to go in the Bulldog as it is infamous for some reason, maybe its the narrow, no see thru windows, whatever..........bu t at the end of the day its a pub which caters for a different crowd, depending on times/days it can be very friendly it can also be quite hostile towards women......... Anyway I am rambling, either way nobody deserves to be glassed/hit whatever they're orientation and for whatever reason, this sadly can and does happen in all types of establishment where alcohol is involved Mel Shock

12:13pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mtmoocher says...

IT'S NOT KEMP TOWN
IT'S NOT KEMP TOWN mtmoocher

3:53pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Harry Brown says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?
They are not saying if it was racist, fattist, anti-semetic, over a spilled pint or anything else specific, at this stage. It may come out later.

There is always a risk of violence where alcohol is involved and it annoys me so much when a stupid act is upgraded to become a 'hate crime' just because one party belongs to a 'minority' group and has a chip on their shoulder about it. If someone calls someone a ginger p****, or a fat p*****, then is that a hate crime? I would argue that the label (ginger, fat, gay, black) is just a way to distinguish that p**** from the other p****s around them!
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?[/p][/quote]They are not saying if it was racist, fattist, anti-semetic, over a spilled pint or anything else specific, at this stage. It may come out later. There is always a risk of violence where alcohol is involved and it annoys me so much when a stupid act is upgraded to become a 'hate crime' just because one party belongs to a 'minority' group and has a chip on their shoulder about it. If someone calls someone a ginger p****, or a fat p*****, then is that a hate crime? I would argue that the label (ginger, fat, gay, black) is just a way to distinguish that p**** from the other p****s around them! Harry Brown

7:19pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Brighton Living says...

Normal for Brighton now nothing surprising.......
Normal for Brighton now nothing surprising....... Brighton Living

9:21am Wed 15 Jan 14

Mel Shock says...

Brighton Living wrote:
Normal for Brighton now nothing surprising.......
Brighton is fine!! and for the majority of the time and in most areas, a safe place to be.

There are areas like West Street that are no go areas on certain nights after certain times, not good, not pleasant but certainly not limited to Brighton !!!

Stop putting down a great town, I have lived plenty of places and would live nowhere else than here.

The fact that Brighton is such a diverse place is part of its charm, if you don't like it or cannot hack it then move, no-one forces anyone to live where they do! (aimed at anyone not just yourself)
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: Normal for Brighton now nothing surprising.......[/p][/quote]Brighton is fine!! and for the majority of the time and in most areas, a safe place to be. There are areas like West Street that are no go areas on certain nights after certain times, not good, not pleasant but certainly not limited to Brighton !!! Stop putting down a great town, I have lived plenty of places and would live nowhere else than here. The fact that Brighton is such a diverse place is part of its charm, if you don't like it or cannot hack it then move, no-one forces anyone to live where they do! (aimed at anyone not just yourself) Mel Shock

10:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

redfaux says...

Bill in Hanover wrote:
Boloney-marshal wrote:
Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?
What right is that, is it another EU directive that I missed, perhaps the one that states 'nosy parkers who have a homophobic chip on their shoulder must be told whether or not a crime is homophobic so they can feel righteously indignant'.
this was not a homophobbic attack, the police have stated that. I think it is unfair for people to judge withou knowing the facts. I personally know the 'attacker' and that alothough he is not gay himself he has gay friends and is acceptable to all walks of life, gay, black, fat, ginger, etc. He was attacked first unexpectedly with abottle but the Argus/police have obviously decided this is somehow not relevant.
just think people should learn the facts before they comment.
[quote][p][bold]Bill in Hanover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Why aren't the police saying if it was a homophobic attack or not, we have the right to know?[/p][/quote]What right is that, is it another EU directive that I missed, perhaps the one that states 'nosy parkers who have a homophobic chip on their shoulder must be told whether or not a crime is homophobic so they can feel righteously indignant'.[/p][/quote]this was not a homophobbic attack, the police have stated that. I think it is unfair for people to judge withou knowing the facts. I personally know the 'attacker' and that alothough he is not gay himself he has gay friends and is acceptable to all walks of life, gay, black, fat, ginger, etc. He was attacked first unexpectedly with abottle but the Argus/police have obviously decided this is somehow not relevant. just think people should learn the facts before they comment. redfaux

1:17pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Bantss says...

The article clearly asks for witnesses to contact the police. If redfaux is a witness, can I ask if they have done so?
The article clearly asks for witnesses to contact the police. If redfaux is a witness, can I ask if they have done so? Bantss

3:43pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Mel Shock says...

and no one, not anyone should ever pick up a glass/bottle or weapon to hit someone back with. people need to think of the consequences and those that it affects, either person could have been seriously injured and or killed.
If indeed you do know this person then you should contact the police if not already done so.
and no one, not anyone should ever pick up a glass/bottle or weapon to hit someone back with. people need to think of the consequences and those that it affects, either person could have been seriously injured and or killed. If indeed you do know this person then you should contact the police if not already done so. Mel Shock

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