A MAN was left with serious facial injuries after he was glassed when he left a town centre pub.

The 21-year-old had left Lacey’s Bar, in Bishop Auckland, and was walking down Fore Bondgate towards the Market Place with a group of friends when a man ran up behind him.

When the victim turned round, the man glassed him in the face causing cuts, heavy bleeding and in need of hospital treatment.

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The suspect ran off in an unknown direction.

He is described as being a white man, in his early to mid-20s, of slim build with short dark hair and he was also wearing a grey top at the time.

The incident happened at around 1am on Wednesday, December 27.

PC Lee Nicholson, from South Durham CID, said: “This was a violent and unprovoked incident which left a man with serious injuries.

“We are appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to call Durham Constabulary."

  • Anyone who can help police with their investigation is asked to call 101 and quote incident reference 28 of December 27, 2017.