WANTED: The man suspected of smashing a champagne bottle in the face of a woman
CAMBRIDESHIRE POLICE are searching for a man who cracked a champagne bottle into the face of a woman who rejected an invitation to dance with him.
The attack in a Cambridge nightclub left Monique Henville, 19, with a shattered jaw and broken teeth.
Officers, describing the incident as a “shocking and unprovoked attack” in the venue called Ballare, said they believed her attacker may live in the Hertfordshire area.
Police have released an image of the man they would like to question over the assault that happened on July 20 at about 1.45am.
The attack left Henville hospitalised for five days – she needed two rounds of surgery to reconstruct her jaw.
Speaking about her horrifying ordeal, she said: “Basically it happened after I said I wouldn't dance with a man.
“He kept coming after me, and then he poured champagne over me. When I asked him to go away, he did it again.
SHATTERED JAW: Monique Henville immediately after the "shocking and unprovoked attack"
“The next thing I knew, he'd come back with the bottle and hit me in the face with it, and it smashed as he did that.”
Her attacker’s brutal actions broke her jaw in two places and she was covered in blood from the broken glass.
Henville added: “If you have information please tell someone. If he can do it to me, he can do it to anyone,”
Local police officer Fergus Cowley said: “This was a shocking and unprovoked attack, and that's why I'd urge anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.
“This male has assaulted Monique in a horrible way, and until we trace the person responsible he might be out there, and he might do it again.
“The person in the photograph we have released may be able to help us with our inquiries.”