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.