Shocked eyewitness speaks of ‘blood everywhere’ after Hitchin glassing

Police arrested a man after an incident in Hitchin.

Police arrested a man after an incident in Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

An eyewitness has told of seeing ‘blood everywhere’ after a man was glassed in a busy Hitchin town centre bar over the bank holiday weekend.

The assault took place in Osinsky’s on Market Place in the early hours of Monday morning.

The victim suffered cuts to his nose and forehead which required stitches after he was struck by the glass.

An eyewitness who was in the bar at the time of the attack told the Comet: “I saw lots of bouncers rush into the toilets.

“They then pinned a man to a pool table as he was fighting back and struggling with them.


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“A man was then helped from the toilet.

“I thought he was OK for a split second and that he just looked slightly disorientated.

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“But he then suddenly collapsed on the floor next to a pool table.

“There were lots of people around who were concerned for him and went to help out.

“The bouncers then took him downstairs and out into the street.

“But where he had been lying on the wooden floor previously there was such a lot of blood spilled.

“There was so much blood everywhere – you couldn’t actually see the wooden floor.

“People were shocked as you don’t expect something like this to happen in a place like Osinsky’s, or in Hitchin in general.”

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew before being taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage for further treatment on his facial injuries.

Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Hoddesdon has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed for four weeks.

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