Dorset

Ear surgery for man after Christchurch nightclub attack

Bargates club attack CCTV
Image caption Police are keen to talk to the man pictured outside Bargates after the attack

Police investigating a serious assault outside a Dorset nightclub are keen to trace a man as part of their inquiries.

A member of staff at Club Epic in Bargates, Christchurch was attacked by a man in the street and required surgery for injuries to his ear.

The offender was sprayed with red criminal identifier paint by the victim and then left the scene in a taxi.

Police want to talk to a man pictured on CCTV shortly after the incident on 25 November.

The attack happened around 03:45 GMT after a group of men had been asked to leave the club by the manager and door staff.

Det Con Scott Brimicombe from Dorset Police said: "This was a particularly nasty attack on a man which has left him with a serious injury.

"I believe the man pictured can help us with our investigation. I urge him to come forward and speak to us as I am keen to establish exactly what happened.

"The red paint on the offender would have proved very difficult to remove from skin and clothing for a number of days."

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