Two men injured in vicious assault

Police at the crime scene at The Globe pub, Standish
Police at the crime scene at The Globe pub, Standish

TWO people have been arrested after an assault outside a village pub.

Neighbours say they were alerted to shouts coming from the car park of The Globe on High Street, Standish, in the early hours of Friday and called police.

Officers found that two men, aged 26 and 27, and said to be locals by residents, had been attacked and had suffered serious facial injuries.

The younger man had suffered cuts to his face and is believed by on-lookers to have been hit in the face with a glass, while the 27-year-old man has a broken jaw and cuts to his face that may need surgery.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody for questioning.

Neighbours say that the fight started in the Horseshoe pub further down the road.

The two victims were then chased up the street and around the back of The Globe, were the violence continued.

Some witnesses claim that the victims were repeatedly hit around the head with pool cues.

A neighbour, who didn’t wish to be named, said: “I sleep at the back of the house but it was loud enough to wake me up.

“It was about 2.30am and there were these terrible noises coming from the back of The Globe. I could see there were people fighting.

A neighbour said that as she called the police she could see from her window one of the young men being kicked in the head.

Police confirmed that they are investigating the incident and that two people had been arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Standish at the weekend.

Standish Independent Coun George Fairhurst, who visited the site after being told of the incident, said: “It is the talk of the village again for all the wrong reasons,

“We had a really nasty business in Church Street recently and this isn’t what we want for the future of Standish.

“I’m not saying it is regular but it is happening enough to be concerned and to want something done about it.

“I have been talking to police about getting extra cover in the village at night.

“The police station is almost directly opposite but I don’t think anybody would be there at that time because it isn’t 24 hours any more.

“I don’t think we should just stand by.

“You have to wonder if these things are happening because the culprits know that there isn’t the same police presence anymore.”