This in from a normally reliable source, we await comment from ACT Policing.
— Incident occurred at the dancefloor\bar indoors at Erindale Vikings (P3?) on Friday night (27 May 2011).
— Group of drunk late teens\early 20s guys setting of fireworks inside.
— Were asked to leave by Security, but did not.
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— Were not escorted out immediately, as Security guard either disappeared entirely or went to get others. No further de-escalation occurred (such as turning off lights\turning off music, etc)
— Continued to set off fireworks, threw into groups of patrons, one chairs, setting fire to at least one patron’s shoes.
— Her partner began having angry words with the firework-people near the bar area.
— Someone through a glass at him, broke his cheekbone, extensive eye injuries due to glass in eye and damage to tendons\muscles of the eye. Potential permanent eye damage, may require surgical intervention.
— Further brawl broke out, someone (most likely the glass thrower) ran out of the Club.
— Investigation continues, but nobody has provided a description of the glass-thrower. Club staff have been unhelpful in providing information to the victim.
— Police Incident Reference number is 4549695
— Any information should be provided to Crimestoppers (Ph 1800 333 000 or anonymously online at https://act.crimestoppers.com.au/cs/report_a_crime/online_reporting_form.jsp) or to ACT Policing, in relation to the above reference number.
This response from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing responded to an incident at the Erindale Vikings clib where a patron sustained an injury to his eye.
We are unable to comment further as it is an active investigation. However it is safe to say that the patron did not ‘lose an eye’.