Plea to find coward who attacked man with glass bottle

120525-628_HO_BOTTLED_SR_13/2/12'Damian Nunn (21) from Hilsea his was bottled outside The Coach and Horses pub and suffed a serious gash to his head.''Picture:Steve Reid (120525-628)
120525-628_HO_BOTTLED_SR_13/2/12'Damian Nunn (21) from Hilsea his was bottled outside The Coach and Horses pub and suffed a serious gash to his head.''Picture:Steve Reid (120525-628)

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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INJURED Damian Nunn has launched an emotional plea for help in finding the ‘coward’ who attacked him with a glass bottle.

The 21-year-old was enjoying a night out at the Coach and Horses pub in London Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, when he was set upon.

He went outside for a cigarette and was making his way back in when a man smashed the glass bottle over the back of his head.

Damian, from Hilsea, said: ‘Two inches lower and he would have hit the top of my spine. It would have been a hell of a lot worse.

‘Actually using a bottle to hit someone – it takes a certain kind of someone to do that and a coward as well. I was stood outside having a cigarette.

‘The whole time he was stood a couple of feet away from me.

‘At any time he could have said something but he waited for me to walk back into the building.

‘I literally had my hand on the back of the door when he did it.’

Damian was left stunned and bleeding after the attack, which happened at about 8.10pm on February 3.

Now anyone with information about the assault is urged to contact police.

Mr Nunn added: ‘I had never seen him before in my life.

‘I went back into the pub to a group of my friends, put my hand on the back of my head and there was blood everywhere – it was dripping all down me.’

PC Alan Hunter, said: ‘This was a completely unprovoked attack.

‘The victim was walking back into the pub and for no reason the offender hit him round the back of the head with a bottle.

‘The victim had no idea the assault was about to happen so had no chance to defend himself.

‘The offender should be ashamed of himself after committing this cowardly and disgraceful act.

‘There were a number of people around at the time of the incident who may have witnesses what happened.

‘I am urging these people to come forward and speak to us.’

The suspect is white, aged in his early 20s, 6ft tall and of a medium build.

He wore a dark top and beige trousers.

Call PC Hunter at Cosham police station on 101 quoting crime reference number 44120048324.

Or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.