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Chester Police release CCTV image of Tam o’Shanter wearing thug who allegedly smashed bottle in mans face

Police in Chester have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to about a serious assault in the city recently.

Detectives are investigating an incident which happened at around 7.40pm on Saturday, 26 August when a 26-year-old man was assaulted.

The attack took place in a courtyard outside The Commercial Hotel when the Tam o’Shanter wearing offender allegedly struck the victim in the face with a glass bottle before fleeing scene.

The victim was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital with injuries including a laceration to his face and has since been discharged.

The offender who was also wearing a red wig, white top and a red kilt is described as a white man, aged between 20-30 years old, of slim build with short dark hair and spoke with a local accent


Detective Constable Tom Philpotts, of Chester CID, said:

“This was a nasty assault and I want to appeal to anyone who recognises this man or has any information that may help the investigation to contact me.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 901 of 26 August.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.