Victim tells of Hartlepool pub toilet attack which left him with spinal fluid dripping from his nose

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A MAN was beaten so badly during an attack in a Hartlepool pub’s toilets his spinal fluid leaked out of his nose.

The 23–year–old had gone to use the toilets at the town’s Showroom Pub on Victoria Road at about 2.40am on Sunday when the attack happened.

My face is a mess, I’ve even been left with his kick marks imprinted on my head.

Pub attack victim

The victim, who does not wish to be named, has little memory of his ordeal, but believes he went into a cubicle as another man came out.

However, he was then knocked unconscious and the next thing he remembers is waking up in University Hospital of North Tees with a broken nose, broken eye sockets, a fractured skull and footprints on his head.

He said: “I don’t know what happened, I’d only been out in town for an hour and a half as I’d came out later on to meet up with friends.

“I remember going to the toilet and I’d went to go in the cubicle that another man had came out of, the next thing I know I was in hospital.

“My face is a mess, I’ve even been left with his kick marks imprinted on my head.

“I’m never ever going out to the pub in Hartlepool again, it’s set off my anxiety, and I’m just so wary now.”

The victim, who is from Hartlepool, was discharged from hospital later on Sunday, however on Tuesday, he noticed a clear liquid leaking from his nose.

After dialing the NHS 111 non-emergency number, he was sent to the James Cook University Hospital, where he stayed the night as the Cerebrospinal fluid – a clear, colourless bodily fluid found in the brain and spine, which provides cushioning – had leaked from his nose.

He said: I had noticed my nose dripping this clear liquid, this turned out to be spinal fluid which was coming through the crack in my skull.

“I was kept in and now next week I have to have surgery on my nose and other procedures on my skull.

“This person’s moment of madness has seriously affected my life.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Jason Mactaggart on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.