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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Barrow last night that has left a local man with serious facial injuries.At 10.03pm on Wednesday 11th July, police were called to Yates Wine Lodge on Duke Street, Barrow in Furness following a report of a disturbance within the premises involving a group of customers. As a result of officers attending, a 32 year old local man was found with a serious facial injury after being bitten. He was taken to Furness General Hospital and then transferred to Preston Royal Hospital for treatment. He remains in hospital and after surgery his condition is stable.
A 44 year old man from Barrow who was arrested on suspicion on assault has been release on bail until 16th August 2012 whilst enquiries continue.
Police are still appealing for anyone who was in the Yates Wine Lodge last night (Wednesday 11 July 2012) at around the time of the incident at 10:00 pm to get in touch. Anyone with any information, no matter how small, is asked to contact Barrow CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
With the assistance of staff from the premises, a number of potential witnesses have already been identified however police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident or any other witnesses to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Mike Wallace said: “Our initial enquiries suggest that the disturbance involved two men however we are keen to speak to anyone who was in Yates last night who hasn’t already spoken to one of my team to come forward. Your information could really help us.
“A local man has suffered a serious facial injury after a particularly nasty assault. It appears that he has been viciously bitten which means he now requires surgery."