Police seek witnesses to glassing outside Sheffield city centre pub

Witnesses to an attack in which a man was glassed outside a Sheffield city centre bar are being urged to come forward.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 9:18 am

Chris Harrison, aged 50, needed surgery on this face after being glassed outside JD Wetherspoon pub, The Sheffield Waterworks Company, on Division Street, two days before Christmas.

The army veteran, who served with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, was celebrating his daughter’s 18th birthday in the city when a man threw a beer glass at him – striking him in his face.

Chris, from Wadsley Bridge, who needed stitches, fears he may be scarred for life.

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Chris Harrison was glassed in Sheffield

He said the glass was thrown in his direction by a man who was arguing with somebody on his phone.

Chris was waiting for a taxi to arrive when he was attacked.

The culprit fled and has not yet been caught.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Police received reports of an attack outside the Sheffield Water Works Company Wetherspoons on Carver Lane, Sheffield.“It is reported that the victim was waiting for a taxi when they were hit with a pint glass, causing facial injuries which required hospital treatment.“Extensive lines of enquiry, including detailed analysis of CCTV footage, have been pursued to find who is responsible, however the attacker has not yet been identified.”Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote crime reference number 14/193578/19.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.