Two bouncers have been sacked after ‘disgusting’ footage emerged of a man being repeatedly punched in a nightclub.Trains cancelled as protesters storm tracks at Manchester Piccadilly Station
The incident, which took place in the early hours of yesterday morning at Atik in Hull, East Yorkshire, was filmed by at least three clubbers who had been standing nearby.
A clip shows a man lying on the ground near a set of steps outside the Dagger Lane club with two uniformed doormen standing over him.
One of the men appears to punch the victim in the face, while the other seems to punch him in the head.
Another clip from another angle seems to show one of the bouncers punching the man’s legs.
Atik has apologised for the incident and described the behaviour as ‘unacceptable’.
It is understood the men, who were hired from an agency, will not be used by the club again.
One 19 year-old witness, who didn’t want to be named, said: ‘I was sat downstairs because I’d bought a booth for my friend for Mother’s Day when I saw the guy being dragged by the bouncers.
‘The next minute he was on the floor. I started filming but I didn’t realise how bad it was until I watched it back this morning (Saturday). I think it’s disgraceful. It’s just not on.Tiny twin babies weighed the same as a bag of sugar at birth
‘I’m upset because I was in there for a good night, but I left shortly afterwards because I didn’t feel safe anymore. Someone mentioned that the guy had started on them, but even if he did, punching the hell out of him isn’t OK.’
The woman, from west Hull, who is a former nightclub worker herself, said she ‘probably wouldn’t’ return to Atik after what happened, despite having
been a regular punter at the club in the past.
Another clubber described the scene as ‘shocking’ and ‘disgusting’.
Nath Glanville-Houghton said: ‘No matter what he’s done, they [the bouncers] are taught ways to restrain, not be punching them about the way they have done.’
It is not known at this stage whether or not Humberside Police have been informed of the incident.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Atik said: ‘We would like to apologise for what happened last night. The door supervisors’ behaviour was completely unacceptable and does not represent the high standards of customer care that we aspire to.
‘We would like to reassure our customers that they will not be working for the club again.’