Cctv fail­ure has Made it harder to find at­tacKer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Repton Manor Barn -

Sev­eral Lan­cashire crick­eters were in the Auc­tion House cel­e­brat­ing that day’s vic­tory over Kent when trou­ble flared.

Drinks and punches were thrown dur­ing a brawl and crick­eter Liam Liv­ing­stone was al­legedly glassed in the face.

The li­cens­ing com­mit­tee praised the bar’s door­men, who stepped in and took peo­ple out­side be­fore po­lice and am­bu­lance crews ar­rived.

Bar staff were also com­mended for their “swift in­ter­ven­tion” dur­ing the fight.

Speak­ing at the li­cens­ing hear­ing, Sgt Gary Brim­son de­scribed the trou­ble that night as a “se­ri­ous in­ci­dent” and said Mr Liv­ing­stone was lucky not to lose his eye.

He told the li­cens­ing com­mit­tee: “CCTV was not avail­able at the time and no one has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with it.”

Li­cence holder Alan Daly said he was away on hol­i­day that night and his staff could not ac­cess the CCTV mon­i­tor be­cause there was a fault with the screen.

Sgt Brim­son said he be­lieved if CCTV had been avail­able on the night it would have helped po­lice trace the at­tacker.

Po­lice are still ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses or any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent on Au­gust 16 to call 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111 quot­ing ZY/ 025414/15.

Lan­cashire bats­man Liam Liv­ing­stone

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