UPDATE: 2.20pm - PUB chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed the man attacked with a bottle last night at The Cribbar in Newquay was a member of door staff.
Spokesman Eddie Gershon said a group of people had been causing problems and a bouncer had asked them to move away from the raised DJ area of the nightspot.
The doorman was then attacked with “what is believed to be a broken bottle”, he said, before an ambulance and police were called.
An area of the pub, where several hundred people had been enjoying a night out, was then closed off.
Mr Gershon said: “It’s very distressing that a member of our door staff has been injured while he was just doing his job making sure that the many people in the pub enjoyed themselves.
“Our thoughts are with him and his family and we hope he makes a speedy recovery. We will continue to be vigilant and do all we can to assist the police.”
The extent of the man’s injuries are not known, but they are not thought to be life-threatening.
EARLIER: A MAN, reported to be a pub doorman, was taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after he was attacked with a bottle in Newquay.
The incident happened at around 12.25am at The Cribbar, on Gover Lane, and it is understood the victim needed stitches to his neck.
A police spokesman said: “A male was assaulted and it looks like he was hit with a bottle. One person has been arrested and is in police detention.”
He would not reveal any further information, other than to say an investigation was ongoing.
No one at JD Wetherspoon, which runs the pub, has been available for comment.
One witness said police had closed the pub at 3am and cordoned off an area outside one of the exits.