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last night I was in a night club and someone through a bottle

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last night I was in a night club and someone through a bottle and it landed on my head, it didn't cut but did cause a lump. I told security and when they saw it wasn't bleeding they told me to just carry on with my night and not bothered to check the cctv to see who did it.

What are my rights and should the security men have done more. I am concerned that this could happen to a girl and hit her face. First a drink was thrown at me and my friends and then the bottle was thrown.

I am concerned that bottles are allowed to be served. plastic cups would be much safer do you not think?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

In order to give you an answer tailored to your circumstances, I will just need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

Are you wanting to bring charges?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


as i don't know who threw the bottle i cant press charges there but i would like the clubs health and safety policy looked at and I do not think security acted appropriately. I am not an aggressive man but last night it could have been much worse and with security tarring everyone with the same brush I feel is not acceptable.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
I'm really sorry but this isn't a health and safety issue. This is just plain an assault.

You are free to report it but the security guards cannot be compelled to assist I'm afraid. If you complain to their employers then that might lead to some action as they will not want a risk to their licence.

You might find that the police will seize the CCTV. That would be common.

The fact that the security guards didnt assist though is not a health and safety issue.

Serving in plastic glasses is generally safer but it doesn't deal with the bottle issue. Usually its something a club will do when there are threats to their licence. The cost is that the beer tastes awful which generally leads to complaints from well behaved patrons.

I'm very sorry but I have to give you truthful information.

Can I clarify anything for you?