Reveller left with brain haemorrhage after attack in Bolton town centre bar

En-Vogue (formerly known as Vogue) in Bradshawgate, Bolton.

En-Vogue (formerly known as Vogue) in Bradshawgate, Bolton.

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A REVELLER suffered a brain haemorrhage after being attacked in a town centre bar.

Nathan Picton, aged 22, was rushed to hospital hours after the attack in En-Vogue bar in Bradshawgate, Bolton, after his vision went blurred and he was repeatedly sick.

Mr Picton, from Breightmet, had been out in the town with a friend on Sunday evening and was punched while inside the bar at about 2.30am on Monday.

He was knocked unconscious.

He went to Royal Bolton Hospital after the attack but discharged himself, believing he was not seriously injured.

Mr Picton returned home and went to work in Wigan in the afternoon, where he is a warehouse operator.

But after two hours he started vomiting and found it difficult to see so went home.

Sharon Poole, Mr Picton’s mother, said: “Nathan’s girlfriend rang me in the evening on Monday and said he couldn’t stand up, he was holding his head in pain.

“They called an ambulance straight away.

“Somebody must have seen what happened.

“There will have been hundreds of people in there.

“I just hope to God somebody will come forward.

“I am not sure they knew how serious the incident was but they chose to punch him.”

Paramedics rushed Mr Picton to Royal Bolton Hospital but he was transferred to Salford Royal Hospital to be treated for a head injury.

Miss Poole, aged 42, from Darwen, said: “They said at the hospital if he hadn’t gone to hospital he would probably have died in his sleep.

“He is really pale and clammy. He just looks really poorly.

“He was in and out of consciousness at the hospital but he is more awake now.

“He is going to be in hospital until the weekend and will be off work for a while.

“He doesn’t remember anything about what happened.

“It has put him off going out. He goes out every weekend and keeps himself to himself.

"He was supposed to be going to Benidorm with friends at the end of the summer but he is going to cancel it. He said has never had anything like this happen to him before.”

A police spokesman said: “Police received a call at 10.55am on Tuesday morning from a woman who said her son was attacked in the early hours of Monday at about 3am.”

Police said the incident was in the early stages of its investigation. Officers will be reviewing CCTV from the bar.

People with information about the crime are asked to call police on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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6:15pm Thu 24 Jul 14

bernie boy says...

Vogue again! When will this place be closed down? Before someone is killed hopefully. The cretins, buffoons and ne'er do wells that patronise the place ought to be in a zoo.
Vogue again! When will this place be closed down? Before someone is killed hopefully. The cretins, buffoons and ne'er do wells that patronise the place ought to be in a zoo. bernie boy
  • Score: 70

7:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

calvin street says...

bernie boy wrote:
Vogue again! When will this place be closed down? Before someone is killed hopefully. The cretins, buffoons and ne'er do wells that patronise the place ought to be in a zoo.
Well said. Im sure this hole is run by the same crony who had the now closed Lush.
[quote][p][bold]bernie boy[/bold] wrote: Vogue again! When will this place be closed down? Before someone is killed hopefully. The cretins, buffoons and ne'er do wells that patronise the place ought to be in a zoo.[/p][/quote]Well said. Im sure this hole is run by the same crony who had the now closed Lush. calvin street
  • Score: 38

7:25pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Djorkaeff's right peg says...

A dark, seedy cesspit for the underclass where these type of premeditated assualts take place frequently. I hope Nathan's injuries do not affect the rest of his life and I hope he makes a complete recovery.

They have changed the name of that hell hole from Vogue to En Vogue; it is neither chic nor french and should be avoided by the younger generation who have dreams and aspirations. Leave it to the drug-induced neanderthal no-hopers who plague the town like ubiquitous vermin.
A dark, seedy cesspit for the underclass where these type of premeditated assualts take place frequently. I hope Nathan's injuries do not affect the rest of his life and I hope he makes a complete recovery. They have changed the name of that hell hole from Vogue to En Vogue; it is neither chic nor french and should be avoided by the younger generation who have dreams and aspirations. Leave it to the drug-induced neanderthal no-hopers who plague the town like ubiquitous vermin. Djorkaeff's right peg
  • Score: 57

9:55pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Didn't someone get punched dead outside of 'GAME'? Maybe 'GAME' should be shut down, or the Town Hall square?
Didn't someone get punched dead outside of 'GAME'? Maybe 'GAME' should be shut down, or the Town Hall square? Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -31

9:58pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says...

BTW I do not condone the behavior nor do I frequent the sh!thole that is Bradshawgate... but demonizing a venue when the venue cannot possibly be in control of some shithe*d violent coward is plain wrong. You could compare incidents with that of the attacks on Moor Lane or any other innocent location...

Still I hope Nathan will recover...
BTW I do not condone the behavior nor do I frequent the sh!thole that is Bradshawgate... but demonizing a venue when the venue cannot possibly be in control of some shithe*d violent coward is plain wrong. You could compare incidents with that of the attacks on Moor Lane or any other innocent location... Still I hope Nathan will recover... Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 10

10:59pm Thu 24 Jul 14

johnnywomble9 says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
Didn't someone get punched dead outside of 'GAME'? Maybe 'GAME' should be shut down, or the Town Hall square?
I don't think it happens 3 times a night outside game?
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: Didn't someone get punched dead outside of 'GAME'? Maybe 'GAME' should be shut down, or the Town Hall square?[/p][/quote]I don't think it happens 3 times a night outside game? johnnywomble9
  • Score: 33

11:29pm Thu 24 Jul 14

melloj says...

These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!!
These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!! melloj
  • Score: 5

11:53pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Wolfie190 says...

melloj wrote:
These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!!
Mixed with plenty of beer and coke.
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed with plenty of beer and coke. Wolfie190
  • Score: 31

1:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

OwenFreedman says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
melloj wrote:
These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!!
Mixed with plenty of beer and coke.
Don't forget roids and cage fighters
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!![/p][/quote]Mixed with plenty of beer and coke.[/p][/quote]Don't forget roids and cage fighters OwenFreedman
  • Score: 8

1:20pm Fri 25 Jul 14

655321 says...

melloj wrote:
These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!!
Or to be more precise, chav male ego. And it doesn't help when their chavvy girlfriends egg them on either.
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: These incidents are caused by one thing and one thing only......MALE EGO!!!![/p][/quote]Or to be more precise, chav male ego. And it doesn't help when their chavvy girlfriends egg them on either. 655321
  • Score: 18

4:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The Amazing Shrinking Brain says...

The 'bar' area of Bolton is pretty grim, have you seen the state of the payments on Bradshawgate? It's caused by people wiping their feet when they leave the pubs.

Is Vogue the place where you got five free shots of generic sugary alcoholic drink every time you ordered a pint? This policy can't help matters.

I hear we're getting a Pound Bar on Bradshawgate, too. Classy place, B-Town.
The 'bar' area of Bolton is pretty grim, have you seen the state of the payments on Bradshawgate? It's caused by people wiping their feet when they leave the pubs. Is Vogue the place where you got five free shots of generic sugary alcoholic drink every time you ordered a pint? This policy can't help matters. I hear we're getting a Pound Bar on Bradshawgate, too. Classy place, B-Town. The Amazing Shrinking Brain
  • Score: 7

6:02pm Fri 25 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

Pubs clubs takeaways should have latest cctv inside and out as standard.
Pubs clubs takeaways should have latest cctv inside and out as standard. artistpaint
  • Score: 7

6:08pm Fri 25 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

Fair comment chavvy brainless tarts thugs call gf.
Fair comment chavvy brainless tarts thugs call gf. artistpaint
  • Score: 6

6:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

Shut these dumps down and the scum that run them
Shut these dumps down and the scum that run them artistpaint
  • Score: 8

3:54am Sat 26 Jul 14

Inhabitant says...

The attacker was probably some 'Muay Thai' unintelligent pr!ck from the Sandy Holt school of intolerance!
The attacker was probably some 'Muay Thai' unintelligent pr!ck from the Sandy Holt school of intolerance! Inhabitant
  • Score: 6

8:25am Sun 27 Jul 14

idav_uk says...

Inhabitant wrote:
The attacker was probably some 'Muay Thai' unintelligent pr!ck from the Sandy Holt school of intolerance!
I very much doubt it was anyone from the Muay Thai community, Sandy Holts or otherwise. Attacking people in pubs flies in the face of the whole ethos of the sport.

More likely some I'll disciplined roid muncher who'd had too much to drink.

Wishing this young lad a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]Inhabitant[/bold] wrote: The attacker was probably some 'Muay Thai' unintelligent pr!ck from the Sandy Holt school of intolerance![/p][/quote]I very much doubt it was anyone from the Muay Thai community, Sandy Holts or otherwise. Attacking people in pubs flies in the face of the whole ethos of the sport. More likely some I'll disciplined roid muncher who'd had too much to drink. Wishing this young lad a speedy recovery. idav_uk
  • Score: 8

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