POLICE have made two arrests after a man claimed he was “bottled” in the face at a Wigan nightclub.
The alarm was first raised when the victim was spotted by town centre CCTV cameras outside Reflex on King Street shortly before 2am on Friday.
Blood was pouring from a head wound and he appeared very distressed.
When police arrived at the venue, the 43-year-old man was found to have a facial injury and he told officers that he had been struck in the face with a glass bottle.
The victim, who is believed to be from the Bedfordshire area, also informed police that he had been set upon by two men inside the club.
Escaping them he fled the 1980s-themed bar to seek help.
The man was taken to Wigan Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries and gave a statement to police.
The club was later taped off while forensic searches were made in and around the premises while the victim remained under the care of doctors until the following day.
Police have denied reports that the victim was stabbed by the two men.
Two suspects were arrested on suspicion of the most serious form of assault – GBH with intent – and have been quizzed by detectives.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 2am on Friday, May 20, police were called to King Street in Wigan, following reports of fighting.
“Officers attended the scene and found that a 43-year-old man had a facial injury.
“Two men, aged 21 and 27, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remain in police custody.
“Police inquiries are ongoing.”
Nobody at Reflex could be contact to comment on the incident.