Glass thrown in bar causes serious eye injuries

Last updated 14:04 03/08/2014

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Surgeons are operating on a woman today after a shard of shattered glass flew into her eye at a Nelson bar. 

The glass object was thrown by a member of a group who were kicked out of the Star and Garter Tavern, in Richmond, about 3am. 

Police are seeking assistance from the public to identify the group. 

"A group was ejected from the bar about 3am and shortly after a member of that group threw a glass object back into the smoking area of the tavern. The glass shattered and a shard lodged into the eye of a woman patron who was seated in the area," police said.  

The woman, who is in her 30s, sustained serious injuries to her eye and was being operated on in Nelson Hospital. 

Anyone who was there or had information on the group should phone Detective Sergeant Mark Kaveney on 03 546 3840 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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