Landlady’s shock after Doncaster pub punter’s jaw is broken

Tumbler pub in Edlington nr Doncaster,  Boxer Bruce Woodcock was it's first owner   See Story Martin Slack  Picture Chris Lawton   '04/03/13
Tumbler pub in Edlington nr Doncaster, Boxer Bruce Woodcock was it's first owner See Story Martin Slack Picture Chris Lawton '04/03/13
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A landlady has spoken of her shock after a man suffered a fractured jaw in an attack outside her pub.

A 24-year-old man was in the smoking area at the back of The Tumbler pub in Broomhouse Lane, Edlington, at 11.30pm on Friday, December 19, when he was punched in an apparently unprovoked attack.

Police said the victim felt a blow to the right-hand side of his face, causing him to fall to the floor.

He then stood up and was punched to the left side of his face before falling again.

He suffered two fractures to his jaw but did not see who attacked him and was unable to provide officers with any description of the suspect.

The landlady, who did not want to be named, said: “It is an awful thing to happen.

“I wouldn’t want that to happen to any of my customers.

“But we have reviewed CCTV and the incident isn’t captured anywhere.

“I don’t know the victim or who did it, they left the scene.”

She added: “The pub used to have a bit of a bad reputation but in the last few years it has been much better.

“Incidents like this are very rare here now.”

The pub used to be run by former heavyweight boxer Bruce Woodcock, who was European champion between 1946-49 and fought for a world title.

Memorabilia from his career adorns the walls of the venue to this day.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Call officers on 101, quoting incident number 508 of December 20 2014.

Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.