Man arrested after teenager bottled in Gosport nightclub attack

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A TEENAGER has been bottled in a Gosport nightclub.

The 18-year-old man was walking through Emmas Nightclub in Gosport High Street when he was attacked.

Police believe a bottle was thrown from the bar area.

The incident happened between 1am and 1.15am on Sunday, February 26. This is the first time officers have released details of the attack.

The victim attended the Queen Alexandra Hospital where he received stitches to his eye. He also sustained severe swelling and bruising to his eye.

PC Robert Reason said: ‘The victim had not been involved in any incident himself. It is believed that the bottle may have been intended for someone else and it appeared that there was an argument ongoing between a group of men at the bar. It may have been that the bottle was thrown to hit the man that passed the victim prior to it hitting him.

‘There were a large amount of people in the club and there would have been witnesses to the bottle being thrown. I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us.’

A 25-year-old man from Gosport has been arrested in connection with this incident and released on police bail until March 22.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Reason at Fareham police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers, they charity, annonymously on 0800 555 111.