Cctv failure has Made it harder to find attacKer
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