Man hos­pi­talised af­ter cinema at­tack

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A MAN was hos­pi­talised af­ter be­ing at­tacked at a Bucks cinema.

At about 2pm on Fri­day March 25, a 40-year-old man was at a screen­ing of Bat­man Vs Su­per­man at Cineworld in the Eden Cen­tre, High Wy­combe.

The vic­tim was sat in front of two men who were dis­rupt­ing the vic­tim dur­ing the screen­ing. He asked the two men po­litely to stop talk­ing or he would speak to a mem­ber of Cineworld staff.

The men con­tin­ued to dis­rupt the vic­tim, so he asked the of­fend­ers to stop talk­ing again.

The vic­tim was then sworn at by one of the of­fend­ers and they then threat­ened to as­sault him at the end of the film. The dis­rup­tion con­tin­ued and the vic­tim stood up in or­der to get a mem­ber of staff.

One of the of­fend­ers then punched the vic­tim in the right hand side of his face, which re­sulted in a two-inch cut to his cheek and bruis­ing.

The vic­tim needed hospital treat­ment and at­tended Stoke Man­dev­ille Hospital. He has been dis­charged.

The of­fender is de­scribed as an Afro-Caribbean male, aged be­tween 17 and 20 years old and about 6ft tall.

He is de­scribed to be of a heavy build with short curly, dark hair.

The male also had scar­ring to his face and was wear­ing a grey hooded top.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer PC Emma Smith said: “This was an as­sault where the vic­tim re­ceived a fa­cial in­jury that re­quired hospital treat­ment.

“I am ap­peal­ing to any­one who may have wit­nessed this and, in par­tic­u­lar, a mem­ber of the pub­lic who as­sisted the vic­tim and pro­vided first aid un­til police ar­rived.”

A spokesper­son for Cineworld said: “The cinema team re­sponded to the situation, pro­vid­ing first aid and en­sur­ing the cus­tomer was as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble whilst the police and paramedics ar­rived.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call Thames Val­ley Police on 101 or Crimestop­pers free on 0800 555 111.

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