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Bar staff punched in the face in Beeston- man arrested

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Bar staff were punched in the face following an assault on day two of pubs being open as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

A man remains in police custody after he was arrested for the assaulting the bar staff at The Crown Inn in Beeston last night.

It was reported the man allegedly became very aggressive and started to verbally abuse staff.

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Two staff were attacked, with one victim suffering a ripped shirt before the man was restrained on the floor until officers arrived.

Nottinghamshire Police  were called to the pub in Church Street at around 6.20pm on Tuesday (13 April 2021) following the report of the attack outside the premises.

The 59-year-old was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and public order. He remains in police custody.

Police stressed at the start of the week that they want people to enjoy themselves now restrictions have eased, but also asked them to respect their surroundings and to be patient with staff.

From Monday, bars and pubs opened their doors to customers for the first time in months.

Restricted to outdoor seating only, premises have offered a mixture of pre-booked tables and space for walk-in customers depending on the establishment’s individual approach.

Nottinghamshire Police have worked closely with partners across the county, including city and county councils.

Neighbourhood Inspector Simon Riley said: “This must have been a distressing incident for the victims who had only just returned to work this week.

“Thankfully neither victim suffered serious injuries and officers arrived quickly to make the arrest.

“This has been very much an isolated incident, with hundreds of people enjoying the sunshine outside pubs and meeting with friends and family again across the county.

“It’s good to hear that a large majority of people have behaved responsibly.

“There has been a really positive atmosphere and we’d like to thank punters and venues for respecting the rules.”