Greenock nightclub attack treated as attempted murder

Police have launched a murder investigation

Police have launched a murder investigation

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A violent attack on a man in a busy nightclub is being treated by police as an attempted murder.

The 28-year-old victim was assaulted in the Word Up nightclub on Greenock’s Dalrymple Street at around 12.50am on Sunday.

He suffered serious neck and face injuries in the attack, which happened after he got involved in a row with another man.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the victim was taken to Inverclyde Royal Infirmary for treatment. He remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Police said hundreds of people were in the club at the time and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Suzie Chow said: “This was a violent attack which has left the victim with serious injuries and inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances.

“There would have been approximately 900 people in the nightclub around the time of the incident and we would like to speak to any eyewitnesses who saw what happened.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”

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