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. "

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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."

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