Thug hunted after man badly hurt in attack at Leeds University Union gig

A MAN suffered a fractured eye socket when he was attacked during a heavy metal gig at a university student union venue in Leeds.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th March 2016, 2:45 pm
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 2:49 pm
A CCTV image of the man police want to speak to
A CCTV image of the man police want to speak to

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify in connection with the attack, which happened as American band Baroness performed at the Stylus venue at Leeds University Union in Lifton Place.

The 25-year-old victim from, Dewsbury had to undergo surgery to have two metal plates fitted in the broken eye socket.

He was hit in the face after he asked a man who had been deliberately bumping into people on the dance floor to leave him alone.

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The attack happened just after 9.30pm on Friday February 26, but police only released details today.

PC Marc Guibert, of Leeds District CID, said: “The victim received very serious injuries and we urgently need to identify the man shown in the CCTV image.

“He was described as white, about 6ft 2in to 6ft 4in tall, medium build, with a shaved head. He was aged in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties and was wearing a checked shirt.

“Clearly the CCTV image is low quality but we hope that along with the description and the circumstances that someone will recognise him. We would like to hear from anyone who knows someone fitting that description who was at the Baroness gig that night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 6642 Guibert at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime number 13160092087.

Or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.