Southsea nightclub slams '˜disgusting behaviour' after bouncer permanently scarred by customer

A Southsea nightclub has slammed the '˜disgusting behaviour' of a customer after a doorman was left permanently scarred.Â

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 2:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 3:55 pm
Police would like to speak to the man in the centre of this image. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

The bouncer, who is from Portsmouth, was glassed by a man while working at Kingsley's Nightclub and Bar in Osbourne Road between 1.20am and 1.30am on September 2. 

Police have launched a CCTV appeal to find a man who they believe can help with their investigation into the assault. 

Popular nightlife venue Kingsley's Nightclub and Bar is a family run business and has never experienced anything like this incident before. 

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Police would like to speak to the man in the centre of this image. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

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Tom Kingsley, the owner's son, said: '˜What happened that night is really horrible and a disgrace. 

'˜The most important thing out of this is making sure the person who did it is caught. 

'˜It was one of our bouncers (who was assaulted), it is disgusting behaviour. 

'˜I think in that situation the doorman has tried to get someone out and he has reacted and then ran. 

'˜The bouncer was in a bad way. He has recovered but has got a lot of damage in terms of a scar.' 

The 31-year-old doorman from Portsmouth required 20 stitches after being glassed and has been permanently scarred

Mr Kingsley says that once the man responsible is brought to justice he will be barred from the Southsea venue. 

He added: 'This is the first incident of this kind that we've had.

'˜I think we have only had one other incident in the 7 years that we have been open and that was customer on customer. 

'˜We have been lucky because we are strict on the door. 

'˜We are a family business not a chain. We don't want to let nasty people in. 

'Once he is identified he will be barred and he would be barred in places across Portsmouth. We all work closely together.' 

In the CCTV image released by Hampshire Constabulary the man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation is in the centre of the picture. 

If you have any information, please contact police on 101 and quote the crime reference number 44180331558. In an emergency, call 999.