Man hospitalised after cinema attack
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.