Bar owner could collect criminal injury compensation after brawl

A bar owner who was glassed in the face could be entitled to criminal injury compensation industry specialists have confirmed.

The man suffered serious injuries as a result of a fight which started when a young woman slapped a premier league footballer across the face a court has heard.

Shaun Wright-Phillips, a QPR midfielder who at the time was playing for Manchester City, was hit by the unidentified woman at the Panacea club in Manchester, a popular place for footballers to hang out.

The fight began as pushing and shoving but the court was told that when the bouncers moved in to split it up, the violence escalated.

The jury was then shown CCTV footage from the club in which Wright-Phillips was reacting angrily and being held back by two other men.

Wright-Phillips was then taken to the basement where the bar manager was trying to calm him down when a glass was launched at a near-by wall. A shard broke off and slashed the owner down the left hand side of his face.

The man has since had to have plastic surgery to clean up the cut.

Experts in the personal injury field say that the bar owner could be entitled to criminal injury compensation for the injury.

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