Oct 6 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
A MAN was left scarred for life after a thug attacked him with a bottle outside a busy pub.
The shocking incident happened in Main Street, Coatbridge, outside Big Owen’s Bar last Friday night.
It started after two men, aged 29 and 22, had a dispute with another two men over a taxi.
The victim had been in the pub on a night out and left with his friend to head into Coatbridge town centre.
But as both parties went for the same taxi, an argument ensued.
A police source said: “Both men were struck by a bottle but one was left with a cut to the side of the head and had to attend Monklands Hospital.
“They had gone to the pub at 9.30pm and spent some time with friends before leaving at 11.30pm to catch a taxi to Coatbridge town centre.
“A male approached them and they argued about whose taxi it was and that’s when they were attacked.
“One man received a laceration to the side of the head which required stitches the next day.
“Big Owen’s is a popular pub and we are hoping someone might have seen the incident. ”
Coatbridge police have urged witnesses to contact them and have issued descriptions of two suspects.
One attacker was said to 5ft 8ins tall, aged 22 to 25 with a local accent. He had short dark brown hair and was wearing a dark top or shirt and dark blue jeans.
The other man was said to be 5ft 10ins tall with dark brown, short, spiky hair, wearing a white t-shirt and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with information should call Coatbridge police station on 01236 502000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.