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Police issue World Cup warning after teenager assaulted with glass bottle in Norwich

16:00 18 June 2014

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Norfolk police have issued a warning to licensees across the city ahead of England’s crunch World Cup clash with Uruguay tomorrow.

It comes as a teenager sustained a serious eye injury after being assaulted with a glass bottle in a Norwich nightclub during England’s 2-1 defeat to Italy on Saturday.

The incident, which was one of only six football related incidents reported across the county, took place in Wonderland nightclub on Wherry Way, Norwich where an 18 year-old man from the Breckland area was struck by a bottle and received a significant eye injury.

Investigations are ongoing into the assault, which happened at about 11.50pm, and has resulted in a renewed warning to pubs and clubs ahead of England’s next match.

Inspector Ed Brown said: “We have met with our licenced premises across the county to ensure that they all uphold their agreed licensing objectives which include promoting public safety and preventing crime and disorder. All licensed premises are prohibited from running irresponsible promotions which encourage binge drinking.”

“Since Saturday’s game we have had a report of a serious injury sustained as a result of a glass bottle for which an investigation is currently underway. The Constabulary has always advised that no glassware should be used by licensed premises during live sporting events due to the serious injuries glass can cause if used as a weapon. This includes drinks served in glass bottles, which should always be decanted into plastic glasses.”

“Officers will be working with the venue where this incident occurred to ensure that scenes such as this are not repeated.”

“Again my message to supporters ahead of Thursday’s match remains that everyone should enjoy the World Cup, but not become a drain on police time because of excessive drinking.”

No-one from Wonderland was available for comment and a message on its Facebook page said: “Wonderland is closed until further notice, we are sorry for any inconvenience”.

Anyone with information about the assault should call DC Graham Kett at Norwich CID on 101.

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