A man who suffered potentially life-changing injuries may have caused them himself in an attack on another person.
A 25-year-old man suffered a serious facial injury following a fight at the Balcony Bar, Ward Road, Dundee, in the early hours of yesterday.
Police Scotland were called to the bar at 2am to find a man with blood on his face being cared for by staff.
He was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment following the attack.
A staff member at the pub claimed it appeared as if the man had caused his own injuries.
The source said they had seen the incident on the pub’s CCTV.
She said: “There was five men in the pub who claimed to be Royal Marines.
“One of them was talking to another man and they shook hands.”
She said things took a nasty turn when one man headbutted another. She said the recipient of the headbutt ran off and the attacker seemed to have split his own head open.
The incident was over in two minutes and no-one else was involved although a crowd did develop round the injured man.
He was taken behind the bar where he was cleaned up and to wait while staff called an ambulance.
The police said they are keen to trace a man in connection with the most recent attack but would give few details about what happened.
A statement issued by the force read: “Police Scotland is appealing for information about an alleged assault which happened in the Balcony Bar, Ward Road, Dundee, shortly before 2am.
“A 25-year-old man suffered a serious facial injury following an altercation with another man within the premises. He was taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment, and his injuries are considered as potentially life-changing.
“Officers would like to trace a man in connection with the incident, who is described as white, about 25 years old and 6ft tall, has black hair with a long fringe, and was a wearing a black long-sleeved shirt at the time of the incident.
“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting CR/5902/19, or speak to any police officers.
“Alternatively if you have any information about the incident you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org”