Teenager injured in glass attack

The damage to Jack Proffitt's face after a glass was thrown at him
The damage to Jack Proffitt's face after a glass was thrown at him

A TEENAGER has been left scarred after a woman smashed a glass in his face while at a Wigan bar.

The victim, Jack Proffitt, who is believed to be 17, was drinking at Mortimer’s bar, in King Street, when the woman threw a pint glass at him.

Witnesses say he was at the bar and the woman was being abusive to his friend, so he asked her to calm down. She walked away but then turned around, threw the drink over him then threw the glass at him.

Bouncers and bar staff gave Jack first aid as he suffered injuries to his face. He went to Wigan Infirmary and had five stitches above his left eye.

The woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, is described as having dark hair, and was wearing a short black skirt with a low cut top. She also spoke with a Liverpudlian accent.

Police confirmed they were investigating the incident which took place at 12.30am on Saturday.

After the attack, Jack’s sister Nicole, took to Facebook to appeal for more information,

She wrote: “Unfortunately, she has not been identified as she walked away as Jack was having first aid. The bouncers were brilliant in the midst of it all, including my frantic panic.

“The police have been notified and are currently undergoing investigation.

“Jack handled it like a pro, unlike me who panicked like always! Thanks to everyone who helped and thank you again to the staff at Mortimer’s.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.