Despite her ordeal, the victim does not blame landlady June North or the bar, which was then ordered by Humberside Police and licensing bosses to close at midnight.Well, quite! Because it wasn’t the landlady who attacked her, and the bar was just the venue where it happened.
The 90-second alleged assault by a young woman and her boyfriend is one of a catalogue of problems at Corner Bar, in Southgate, since 2012, including:
• A woman being punched in the face, dragged to the floor and kicked by her friend.
• A doorman being kicked in the genitals by a woman after he told her to stop drinking.
• An innocent bystander being hit in the face by a glass thrown in a beer garden brawl.
• A man suffering a black eye and fat lip after another customer threw a glass at him.
• An 18-year-old boy ripping a condom machine off the toilet wall and smashed a sink after drinking 18 bottles of Stella Artois.
However, East Riding Council's licensing sub-committee has approved Miss North's application to lift the restrictions and, in three weeks, the bar will return to 2am closing.So, it’s fairly obvious that the problem is people behaving badly. But not to those who, it seems, are paid to resolve these issues, but who only want a quiet life without having to do any work:
Daniel Guiver, Humberside Police solicitor, blamed Miss North's "poor management" at the bar. He accused Miss North and her staff of failing to intervene sooner.What, should they need to be psychic? Set up a ‘Minority Report’ bar staff facility?
This, from a police ‘force’ that regularly needs to be prodded into action against actual crimes, is laughable.
The woman and her boyfriend were thrown out of the bar and arrested an hour later. An ambulance was called, but the victim was instead taken to Hull Royal Infirmary by taxi.
Her nose was picked off the floor and packed in ice but, following surgery, went gangrenous and had to be removed.Remember that bit about the taxi. It’ll have meaning later.
Mr Guiver said: "No one tried to detain the suspected offenders, they were allowed to leave. That is not good management."No, indeed. It’s police work. Why on earth should anyone else risk being arrested for trying to do it?
Apparently, they should have not only forcibly restrained the offenders, but also the victim, to prevent her getting a taxi. At least, according to Mr Guiver:
"Packing the nose in ice, although not the wrong thing to do, caused frostbite and the delay in getting medical treatment could have contributed to the failing of the attachment."Amazing! He’s clearly not just a police solicitor – he’s a plastic surgeon too!