A man is fighting for life after being seriously injured in a huge fight that broke out at a luxury hotel in northern Lincolnshire.
Humberside Police confirmed a 46-year-old man had “life threatening” injuries but was in a stable condition after the incident at the Forest Pines Hotel near Scunthorpe.
It is understood a man and a woman in their 30s have been arrested. The victim is a man aged 46 from the Gateshead area.
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Witnesses described a huge fight breaking out in the bar of the popular hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning.
One told GrimsbyLive: “There was a massive fight at the bar which went on across the hotel.
“Things started getting out of hand and it looked awful. We went back to our room as quickly as we could.
“We heard all the commotion and were told a man was seriously injured. It looked a life threatening and I hope he’s OK.
“It was horrible to see and you could tell the staff looked broken by what they had seen as well.
“I’m absolutely appalled by this. I’m a little shaken by what happened. This is not what you want when you plan a getaway. I do not blame the hotel. Its people who can not behave. “
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Police crime scene investigators were at the scene today and were interviewing staff and residents.
Four star Forest Pines is owned by Hilton Double Tree. It describes the hotel as “a relaxing Lincolnshire woodland escape” sitting in 190 acres of woodland. Located just off the M180 on the outskirts of Scunthorpe it also has a championship golf course and a spa.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “A man, aged 32, has been arrested on suspicion of committing a serious assault on a man, aged 46 at a hotel in Scunthorpe in the early hours of 13 March, 2022.
“The victim, who was visiting the area from Gateshead, is in a life threatening but stable condition in hospital. His family is being supported by specially trained officers and medical staff.
A woman, aged 32, has also been arrested in connection with the incident. Both remain in custody while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about the incident, that has not already spoken to officers, is asked to call our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 72 of 13 March. Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111. ”
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