Man glassed in casino fight

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A MAN was glassed in the face during a fight at a casino, police said this afternoon.

The punch-up happened at the Genting Club, in Western Esplanade, when the victim was attacked with a glass.

The 19 year old man from Corringham needed a number of stitches at to his cheek and bridge of his nose.

It happened at about 2.30am on Friday in the bar area.

The suspect is described as a white, 20-30s, with short dark hair, 5ft 8ins tall, slim build, wearing a grey hoody and jeans.

He also had an injury to his right hand, likely to be from the broken glass.

Anyone with any information contact Det Con Luke Dangerfield at Southend CID on 101.

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3:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

reptile says...

Whats the odds of that happening?
Whats the odds of that happening? reptile
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3:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

reptile says...

I wonder what the odds of that happening are?
I wonder what the odds of that happening are? reptile
  • Score: -1

4:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

reptile wrote:
I wonder what the odds of that happening are?
Your so funny mate. I wonder what the odds of that being the shitte5t comment in the history of the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]reptile[/bold] wrote: I wonder what the odds of that happening are?[/p][/quote]Your so funny mate. I wonder what the odds of that being the shitte5t comment in the history of the Echo. Boyracer_1991
  • Score: -7

4:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

leighsteve says...

You can go to the casino in a hoody and jeans?
You can go to the casino in a hoody and jeans? leighsteve
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Andycal 172D says...

Hoody and jeans at a casino? How very James Bond - NOT!!!!!

Stop treating these things as anything other than the third rate chav drinking dives and off high street bookies they've become.

What an advert for the "more sophisticated" Side of Southend!!!!!
Hoody and jeans at a casino? How very James Bond - NOT!!!!! Stop treating these things as anything other than the third rate chav drinking dives and off high street bookies they've become. What an advert for the "more sophisticated" Side of Southend!!!!! Andycal 172D
  • Score: 1

4:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Maybe if the casino had a proper black tie dress code they would get a better behaved clientele.
Maybe if the casino had a proper black tie dress code they would get a better behaved clientele. Shoebury_Cyclist
  • Score: 0

5:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

Andycal 172D wrote:
Hoody and jeans at a casino? How very James Bond - NOT!!!!!

Stop treating these things as anything other than the third rate chav drinking dives and off high street bookies they've become.

What an advert for the "more sophisticated" Side of Southend!!!!!
Southend = Sh!thole
[quote][p][bold]Andycal 172D[/bold] wrote: Hoody and jeans at a casino? How very James Bond - NOT!!!!! Stop treating these things as anything other than the third rate chav drinking dives and off high street bookies they've become. What an advert for the "more sophisticated" Side of Southend!!!!![/p][/quote]Southend = Sh!thole Boyracer_1991
  • Score: -5

5:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

is he someone from TOWIE?
is he someone from TOWIE? Cosmo Spring
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5:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

everyoneh850 says...

The amount of cctv in a casino is unreal. Surely there should be a picture of the suspect then?
The amount of cctv in a casino is unreal. Surely there should be a picture of the suspect then? everyoneh850
  • Score: 3

6:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

another council tax payer says...

Have to say casinos used to be quite exclusive but i notice the chavs downstairs from me visit them now and they can barely string two sentences together
Have to say casinos used to be quite exclusive but i notice the chavs downstairs from me visit them now and they can barely string two sentences together another council tax payer
  • Score: 3

7:01pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Angel27uk says...

And as usual half the story from the echo ignoring the fact that it was him who threw the first punch lol
And as usual half the story from the echo ignoring the fact that it was him who threw the first punch lol Angel27uk
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Nebs says...

another council tax payer wrote:
Have to say casinos used to be quite exclusive but i notice the chavs downstairs from me visit them now and they can barely string two sentences together
Spot on. They used to have a dress code, and the punters were sober and civilised. Only time to go now is about 1am when all the Brits leave and the Chinese, who respect the old values, arrive.
[quote][p][bold]another council tax payer[/bold] wrote: Have to say casinos used to be quite exclusive but i notice the chavs downstairs from me visit them now and they can barely string two sentences together[/p][/quote]Spot on. They used to have a dress code, and the punters were sober and civilised. Only time to go now is about 1am when all the Brits leave and the Chinese, who respect the old values, arrive. Nebs
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Mon 18 Feb 13

echoforum says...

Gambling ..the devils pastime
Gambling ..the devils pastime echoforum
  • Score: 2

10:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

anyone can go in the 'freshly done up' casino now....they only want money, as nice as it looks inside the place as it has gone down hill......, i mean a hoody...nice advert and signal they are sending out to attract a better market, theres all sorts in there.,,,surprised he got away though i thought the security where fairly hot in there.
anyone can go in the 'freshly done up' casino now....they only want money, as nice as it looks inside the place as it has gone down hill......, i mean a hoody...nice advert and signal they are sending out to attract a better market, theres all sorts in there.,,,surprised he got away though i thought the security where fairly hot in there. DogsMessInLeigh
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12:39am Tue 19 Feb 13

Jimmy the Meerkat says...

I don't see what the hoody issue is all about, I've got a couple of casual tops with hoods on and a leather jacket with a hood on too, does that make me a chav or an undersireable? Maybe just someone with an unimaginative wardrobe!! I'm 42 and wear a suit to work, I like to dress down when I'm relaxing.
I would be gutted though if i got turned away from a good night down the casino because I was wearing a hooded topi!!
I've been going to that casino for years and when you consider the volume of people that go through the doors, especially at the weekend the amount of trouble you get down there it is minimal. especially compared to a night out in the town centre.
I do however think it is disgusting that a human being could purpousley thrust a glass into another mans face, theres some horrible people out there where ever you go. (I use the words human being in the loosest sense of the word)
I don't see what the hoody issue is all about, I've got a couple of casual tops with hoods on and a leather jacket with a hood on too, does that make me a chav or an undersireable? Maybe just someone with an unimaginative wardrobe!! I'm 42 and wear a suit to work, I like to dress down when I'm relaxing. I would be gutted though if i got turned away from a good night down the casino because I was wearing a hooded topi!! I've been going to that casino for years and when you consider the volume of people that go through the doors, especially at the weekend the amount of trouble you get down there it is minimal. especially compared to a night out in the town centre. I do however think it is disgusting that a human being could purpousley thrust a glass into another mans face, theres some horrible people out there where ever you go. (I use the words human being in the loosest sense of the word) Jimmy the Meerkat
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8:11am Tue 19 Feb 13

Sowfender says...

A hoody is a type of clothing, not a type of person. You all need to get yourselves into the 21st century !
I totally agree with Jimmy, I have been going to the casino on a Friday night for the past 12 years and I have never witnessed ANY trouble of ANY kind before, it has to be one of safest places to drink in Essex.
You can not legislate for animals like this, it could have happened anywhere.
A hoody is a type of clothing, not a type of person. You all need to get yourselves into the 21st century ! I totally agree with Jimmy, I have been going to the casino on a Friday night for the past 12 years and I have never witnessed ANY trouble of ANY kind before, it has to be one of safest places to drink in Essex. You can not legislate for animals like this, it could have happened anywhere. Sowfender
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8:59am Tue 19 Feb 13

smiffy1980 says...

Casinos in southend were much better when they had a dress code. Now it seems anything goes.

It used to be the case that if you wasnt a member, you signed up and had to wait 24 hours before you could get in. Now, you can pretty much walk in and do as you like.

Bring back the old days :-)
Casinos in southend were much better when they had a dress code. Now it seems anything goes. It used to be the case that if you wasnt a member, you signed up and had to wait 24 hours before you could get in. Now, you can pretty much walk in and do as you like. Bring back the old days :-) smiffy1980
  • Score: 0

10:34am Tue 19 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

turn it into a bingo hall
turn it into a bingo hall Cosmo Spring
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10:54am Tue 19 Feb 13

jantone says...

unfortunately there is no dress code in any casino nowadays. we have written to the owners who state that they cannot refuse entry because the punters gamble, & making money is always the bottom line!!! It's still very wrong, & disgusting that a fight can erupt like this. this person must be scum!! hope he gets found soon & put away for life!!!
unfortunately there is no dress code in any casino nowadays. we have written to the owners who state that they cannot refuse entry because the punters gamble, & making money is always the bottom line!!! It's still very wrong, & disgusting that a fight can erupt like this. this person must be scum!! hope he gets found soon & put away for life!!! jantone
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Tue 19 Feb 13

essex_gurl89 says...

Dont get trouble like that down the Rendezvous!! Must be a better class of customer? I do agree tho that just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a bad person!!
Dont get trouble like that down the Rendezvous!! Must be a better class of customer? I do agree tho that just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a bad person!! essex_gurl89
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Jimmy the Meerkat says...

essex_gurl89 wrote:
Dont get trouble like that down the Rendezvous!! Must be a better class of customer? I do agree tho that just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a bad person!!
That's probably because there are rarely more than three people in the rendezvous!!!
[quote][p][bold]essex_gurl89[/bold] wrote: Dont get trouble like that down the Rendezvous!! Must be a better class of customer? I do agree tho that just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a bad person!![/p][/quote]That's probably because there are rarely more than three people in the rendezvous!!! Jimmy the Meerkat
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Tue 19 Feb 13

essex_gurl89 says...

Jimmy the Meerkat wrote:
essex_gurl89 wrote:
Dont get trouble like that down the Rendezvous!! Must be a better class of customer? I do agree tho that just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a bad person!!
That's probably because there are rarely more than three people in the rendezvous!!!
Lol its not about the quantity its about the quality!!
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy the Meerkat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]essex_gurl89[/bold] wrote: Dont get trouble like that down the Rendezvous!! Must be a better class of customer? I do agree tho that just because someone wears a hoody does not make them a bad person!![/p][/quote]That's probably because there are rarely more than three people in the rendezvous!!![/p][/quote]Lol its not about the quantity its about the quality!! essex_gurl89
  • Score: 1

2:31pm Mon 25 Feb 13

sosad 1 says...

there is a better class of scum running the rendezvous
there is a better class of scum running the rendezvous sosad 1
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11:18pm Tue 26 Feb 13

essex_gurl89 says...

sosad 1 wrote:
there is a better class of scum running the rendezvous
Your username is so right.. What a stupid comment! Bet you cant even explain yourself?
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: there is a better class of scum running the rendezvous[/p][/quote]Your username is so right.. What a stupid comment! Bet you cant even explain yourself? essex_gurl89
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