Notts Stab Victim Speaks
1 July 2011, 11:10
A 21-year-old man who was stabbed in a hotel bar in Nottingham 3 months ago says he's 'lucky' he wasn't stabbed in the heart.
He was attacked on March 17 just before 7pm after a disagreement with a group of men at Bar Rouge inside the Britannia Hotel, in St James's Street.
The victim, who wants his identity to stay secret, was stabbed in the stomach:
"When I think back to what happened, it scares me to think how close I came to being more seriously injured.
"It is shocking that something like this could have happened and I consider myself very lucky that whatever was used to stab me missed my heart."
The 21-year-old got treatment at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and has made a full recovery:
"I hate the thought of my family and friends seeing me in hospital immediately after the attack and they were extremely worried about me. I was lucky, it could have been much worse. I don't want the same thing to have to happen to anyone else, and would ask anyone with information to contact the police. "
Nottinghamshire Police think the group involved up to six men, who left Bar Rouge straight after the attack.
A Police spokesperson said:
"Most of them [the men] were wearing jumpers, jeans and jackets, except one who was wearing a light-coloured t-shirt or collared shirt. Two of them were also wearing top hat-style fun hats; one had on a baseball cap and had either a scarf or a 'snood' around his neck. Another member of the group was bald."