Clubber launches appeal to find girl who attacked her in Granaries brawl

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A girl has launched an appeal to find her attacker after she was blinded in a bar room brawl.

Trisha Spring, 23, was on a night out with her sister and some friends in Granaries club on Surrey Street when she became involved in an argument with another girl.

She said: “This girl started an argument with one of my friends. I stood up and asked her to leave it alone and then sat back down.

“She grabbed me by the hair so I kicked her leg and then she kicked me in the eye.”

Trisha said she was in shock and stood up and started to fight the girl.

Before she knew it, the bouncers had come over and thrown her and her friends out of the club.

Trisha said that she had been temporarily blinded in her left eye by the attack and fears that she may not regain her sight.

Zack Rodney, Granaries’ proprietor, said that he was co-operating fully with the police about the incident and that his club was one of the safest in Croydon.

He said: “There was a scuffle taking place involving five or six girls.

“Rather than disturb the rest of the club, we escorted them outside.

“They wanted to come back inside for some sort of retribution and there was a bit of a carry on.

“For obvious reasons, we could not let them back inside.

“The police came down and we told them that we did not know where the other girl who was involved went.

“We have 24 CCTV cameras in the club and store footage for up to six months.

“The police are welcome to view it if they want.

“As yet they have not requested it.”

A police spokeswoman said: “On Sunday, October 26, at about 01.50am, police received reports that an assault had taken place in Granaries nightclub, Surrey Street, Croydon.

“A female victim in her 20s, had sustained an injury to her eye. Croydon CID are investigating.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Tom Hirst on 020 8649 0088 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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