Victim brutally beaten in Colchester nightclub

Gazette: Nasty attack: Liquid & Envy in Colchester Nasty attack: Liquid & Envy in Colchester

A MAN has been badly beaten in a Colchester nighclub.

Police are appealing for information after a reveller in his 20s was left with a dislocated collar bone, cracked ribs, cuts and bruises after being attacked on a staircase in Liquid & Envy.

The victim was enjoying a night out at the club on Colchester's High Street when he was brutally beaten at about 1.15am on Wednesday, February 13.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer but nobody has been arrested for the assault.

Anyone with information call PC Frances Wilson on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

See the full story in Wednesday's Gazette.

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12:02pm Tue 19 Feb 13

wellnow says...

Strange not the sort of happening in colchester.what ever next?
Strange not the sort of happening in colchester.what ever next? wellnow

12:19pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Ozzie says...

Unfortunately, Colchester seems to becoming a dangerous place to spend your leisure time in especially in the evenings in Pubs, clubs or take away parlours. No wonder the image and popularity of the town is diminishing. Still, as long as anybody from the council is unaffected, I guess this will be fine, oh, and the businesses involved continue to pay their business taxes then that is really all that matters. Safety of the customers frequenting these establishments is of little importance...
Unfortunately, Colchester seems to becoming a dangerous place to spend your leisure time in especially in the evenings in Pubs, clubs or take away parlours. No wonder the image and popularity of the town is diminishing. Still, as long as anybody from the council is unaffected, I guess this will be fine, oh, and the businesses involved continue to pay their business taxes then that is really all that matters. Safety of the customers frequenting these establishments is of little importance... Ozzie

12:25pm Tue 19 Feb 13

zt00013 says...

While raves are stopped and licenses shut down for a whiff of drugs, places such as Liquid stay open, where they encourage violent binge drinking and physical assaults are a regular occurrence.
While raves are stopped and licenses shut down for a whiff of drugs, places such as Liquid stay open, where they encourage violent binge drinking and physical assaults are a regular occurrence. zt00013

1:01pm Tue 19 Feb 13

newsgirl29 says...

I hope the man gets better soon and the scum who attacked him is found - no doubt there will be no CCTV on the stairwell.
Liquid & Envy is a horrible club and it hasn't changed from the Hippodrome. I wonder if anyone knew that the general manager Mr Price was the manager of Zest nightclub in Ipswich at the time of the shooting now Colchester has him !
I hope the man gets better soon and the scum who attacked him is found - no doubt there will be no CCTV on the stairwell. Liquid & Envy is a horrible club and it hasn't changed from the Hippodrome. I wonder if anyone knew that the general manager Mr Price was the manager of Zest nightclub in Ipswich at the time of the shooting now Colchester has him ! newsgirl29

2:39pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Jess Jephcott says...

Where were the police I wonder? Proably turned up half an hour later as usual.
Where were the police I wonder? Proably turned up half an hour later as usual. Jess Jephcott

3:00pm Tue 19 Feb 13

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Doesnt sound as bad as when.........some 20 yrs ago ( then the Hippodrome ) bouncers removed me ( roughly ) after a dispute over £1.20 on a pint of Guinness. In the street ( not on the premises !!! ) the head bouncer...wish i could name and shame....hit me and broke my jaw in 2 places !!!!!...Any witnessess were to scared to back me up...so the b******** got away with it ( despite having served time for similiar actions ) Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !!
Doesnt sound as bad as when.........some 20 yrs ago ( then the Hippodrome ) bouncers removed me ( roughly ) after a dispute over £1.20 on a pint of Guinness. In the street ( not on the premises !!! ) the head bouncer...wish i could name and shame....hit me and broke my jaw in 2 places !!!!!...Any witnessess were to scared to back me up...so the b******** got away with it ( despite having served time for similiar actions ) Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !! SOMETHING2SAY

4:58pm Tue 19 Feb 13

wellnow says...

Quicker than your b jess.it hasn't turned up at all.
Quicker than your b jess.it hasn't turned up at all. wellnow

5:57pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Feisty CBC says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
Doesnt sound as bad as when.........some 20 yrs ago ( then the Hippodrome ) bouncers removed me ( roughly ) after a dispute over £1.20 on a pint of Guinness. In the street ( not on the premises !!! ) the head bouncer...wish i could name and shame....hit me and broke my jaw in 2 places !!!!!...Any witnessess were to scared to back me up...so the b******** got away with it ( despite having served time for similiar actions ) Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !!
That's awful. Pity the witnesses didn't have the balls to come forward. Console yourself with the thought that you are twice the man he could ever be.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: Doesnt sound as bad as when.........some 20 yrs ago ( then the Hippodrome ) bouncers removed me ( roughly ) after a dispute over £1.20 on a pint of Guinness. In the street ( not on the premises !!! ) the head bouncer...wish i could name and shame....hit me and broke my jaw in 2 places !!!!!...Any witnessess were to scared to back me up...so the b******** got away with it ( despite having served time for similiar actions ) Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !![/p][/quote]That's awful. Pity the witnesses didn't have the balls to come forward. Console yourself with the thought that you are twice the man he could ever be. Feisty CBC

6:44pm Tue 19 Feb 13

townsmista says...

Jess Jephcott wrote:
Where were the police I wonder? Proably turned up half an hour later as usual.
Well given a person was nicked for obstruction would suggest police were there pretty quick. Also what are you suggesting Jess that Officers are taken off the street and stand on stairwells and inside the bars incase something happens...why not just take all the responsibility away for the premises and door staff and give it to a over stretched under funded police force.
Also for those that suggest things are worse now then ever, I can remember bigger fights, often with wepons happening in bars and clubs back in the 80s and 90s so its hardly not something new!
[quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: Where were the police I wonder? Proably turned up half an hour later as usual.[/p][/quote]Well given a person was nicked for obstruction would suggest police were there pretty quick. Also what are you suggesting Jess that Officers are taken off the street and stand on stairwells and inside the bars incase something happens...why not just take all the responsibility away for the premises and door staff and give it to a over stretched under funded police force. Also for those that suggest things are worse now then ever, I can remember bigger fights, often with wepons happening in bars and clubs back in the 80s and 90s so its hardly not something new! townsmista

9:09pm Tue 19 Feb 13

wellnow says...

Yea and if you go back to the forty s and fifties there were intercontinental battles in the high street of a friday and saturday night.
Yea and if you go back to the forty s and fifties there were intercontinental battles in the high street of a friday and saturday night. wellnow

8:27pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Mariayr says...

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10:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

blue bird says...

Makes you wonder what the so called door staff are doing while some poor innocent man is being beaten up. Being back the old door staff that did the doors they were great. Hope the man gets better soon and they catch the thugs that did this to him.
Makes you wonder what the so called door staff are doing while some poor innocent man is being beaten up. Being back the old door staff that did the doors they were great. Hope the man gets better soon and they catch the thugs that did this to him. blue bird

12:36am Fri 22 Feb 13

co4 says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
Doesnt sound as bad as when.........some 20 yrs ago ( then the Hippodrome ) bouncers removed me ( roughly ) after a dispute over £1.20 on a pint of Guinness. In the street ( not on the premises !!! ) the head bouncer...wish i could name and shame....hit me and broke my jaw in 2 places !!!!!...Any witnessess were to scared to back me up...so the b******** got away with it ( despite having served time for similiar actions ) Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !!
"Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !!"

Nightclubs are overseen by credible people. Since the Security Industry was regulated by the SIA in 2001, Door staff are throughly vetted and trained properly in restraint techniques and are much more civilised people than in the day of the bow tie wearing bouncers. The incident took place on a stairwell away from the main club and in an ideal world there would be doormen every 20 feet but it's not physically possible. Clubs and pubs nowadays are a much safer place (believe it or not) as the bully boy bouncer is a thing of the past. I used to work in the Hippodrome and saw first hand on numerous occasions people being dragged to a notorious camera black spot and beaten for fun. Door staff can't be blamed if a customer decides he/she wants to smack someone or use their drink receptacle as a weapon. I personally feel safer in venues than I ever did before.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: Doesnt sound as bad as when.........some 20 yrs ago ( then the Hippodrome ) bouncers removed me ( roughly ) after a dispute over £1.20 on a pint of Guinness. In the street ( not on the premises !!! ) the head bouncer...wish i could name and shame....hit me and broke my jaw in 2 places !!!!!...Any witnessess were to scared to back me up...so the b******** got away with it ( despite having served time for similiar actions ) Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !![/p][/quote]"Nightclubs should be overseen by credible people....not unruly bulldogs !!" Nightclubs are overseen by credible people. Since the Security Industry was regulated by the SIA in 2001, Door staff are throughly vetted and trained properly in restraint techniques and are much more civilised people than in the day of the bow tie wearing bouncers. The incident took place on a stairwell away from the main club and in an ideal world there would be doormen every 20 feet but it's not physically possible. Clubs and pubs nowadays are a much safer place (believe it or not) as the bully boy bouncer is a thing of the past. I used to work in the Hippodrome and saw first hand on numerous occasions people being dragged to a notorious camera black spot and beaten for fun. Door staff can't be blamed if a customer decides he/she wants to smack someone or use their drink receptacle as a weapon. I personally feel safer in venues than I ever did before. co4

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