Police hunt for 'dangerous' man over nightclub knife attack

Bournemouth Echo: VICTIM: Ben Selby after the attack VICTIM: Ben Selby after the attack

POLICE are hunting a ‘dangerous’ man wanted in connection with a horrific knife attack where one of three victims was slashed across the face.

Ben Selby needed 50 stitches after being viciously cut from his eye to his chin by a clubber who pulled out a knife on the dance floor of V Club in Bournemouth town centre.

A picture of 27-year Jiger Sadeq has been posted on the Crimewatch website as detectives would like to trace him in connection with the attack.

Sadeq, who has been registered to a Bournemouth address, is originally from Iraq and has a tattoo on his left hand. He is described as dangerous and the public should call 999 rather than approach him.

Two of Ben’s friends, including a young woman, also suffered knife wounds during the attack in February this year.

The 30-year-old, who is a regular on Bournemouth’s club scene, told the Daily Echo: “I got involved because I saw a guy pull out a knife and slice a woman across the arm following an argument.

“I tried to help, but stumbled and fell on my knees.

“That’s when he slashed me across the face.

“It’s been almost a year since the incident and right now I’m trying to crack on and not worry about it again.”

Ben’s friend, Jody Hall, said some staff were in tears after the assault and appeared to have no idea of how to respond.

He added: “I feel really bad that Ben jumped in on an argument I was having. He was trying to save me, to break this up, but it was him who got injured. I feel awful about it.”

The nightclub in Exeter Road had its licence suspended following the incident.

It is now under new ownership and is called Halo.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “The incident was reported at 1.36am on Tuesday, February 12 after an altercation at V where the offender produced a knife.

“One man suffered serious injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.”

Anyone with any information about Jiger Sadeq should contact Dorset Police on 01202 220678 or all Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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7:40am Mon 9 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Psycho with a knife Eh?
When he's caught (that's if he hasn't legged it back to Iraq ) bang him up for 20 years.
No ifs or buts. He will have plenty of time to realise how much a knife blade has cost him and his victim.
Psycho with a knife Eh? When he's caught (that's if he hasn't legged it back to Iraq ) bang him up for 20 years. No ifs or buts. He will have plenty of time to realise how much a knife blade has cost him and his victim. BIGTONE

8:28am Mon 9 Dec 13

High Treason says...

"A Dorset Police spokesman said: “The incident was reported at 1.36am on Tuesday, February 12th"

No wonder the police are known as Mr Plod. It would help if the Echo got more involved and reported all crime a lot sooner. But then it would frighten off the tourists if the truth was known.
"A Dorset Police spokesman said: “The incident was reported at 1.36am on Tuesday, February 12th" No wonder the police are known as Mr Plod. It would help if the Echo got more involved and reported all crime a lot sooner. But then it would frighten off the tourists if the truth was known. High Treason

8:35am Mon 9 Dec 13

roguetrader666 says...

It seems commonplace for many foreigners to carry knives. I was in the Shisha Bar at Horseshoe common a few years back and an English guy got stabbed by a foreign student just for chatting to the barmaid. Time for metal detectors on doors of clubs and bars.
It seems commonplace for many foreigners to carry knives. I was in the Shisha Bar at Horseshoe common a few years back and an English guy got stabbed by a foreign student just for chatting to the barmaid. Time for metal detectors on doors of clubs and bars. roguetrader666

8:38am Mon 9 Dec 13

roguetrader666 says...

Well done to the authorities for taking a mere 10 months to release this picture of a dangerous felon, by the way!
Well done to the authorities for taking a mere 10 months to release this picture of a dangerous felon, by the way! roguetrader666

8:51am Mon 9 Dec 13

Dibbles2 says...

Glad to see Ben is making a good recovery.
Glad to see Ben is making a good recovery. Dibbles2

9:22am Mon 9 Dec 13

Townee says...

Why has it taken 10 months for these picture to be published? Chances are this man has left the country but it's so good here he will be back.
Why has it taken 10 months for these picture to be published? Chances are this man has left the country but it's so good here he will be back. Townee

9:54am Mon 9 Dec 13

Vicvic says...

If this Idiot still has the **** mullet he should be easy to find. Seriously though what a nasty piece of work, hope he is found soon and punished badly.
If this Idiot still has the **** mullet he should be easy to find. Seriously though what a nasty piece of work, hope he is found soon and punished badly. Vicvic

10:15am Mon 9 Dec 13

old duffa says...

scum,knifed a girl
you dont them mate
scum,knifed a girl you dont them mate old duffa

10:18am Mon 9 Dec 13

old duffa says...

sorry re post
noticed he knifed a girl in arm,the when ben helped he knifed him
scum, you dont own any girls in this country
so go home
you face is now all over every club in bournemouth now
sorry re post noticed he knifed a girl in arm,the when ben helped he knifed him scum, you dont own any girls in this country so go home you face is now all over every club in bournemouth now old duffa

1:23pm Mon 9 Dec 13

username is already in use says...

this guy left the country months ago.
this guy left the country months ago. username is already in use

4:54pm Mon 9 Dec 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

mcadder wrote:
This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....
Completely agree. Big corporations get cheap labour while the general public suffer there crimes and taxpayer abuse.
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I hope he has left the country and the law catches up with him in a place where the punishment fits the crime.
[quote][p][bold]mcadder[/bold] wrote: This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Big corporations get cheap labour while the general public suffer there crimes and taxpayer abuse. . I hope he has left the country and the law catches up with him in a place where the punishment fits the crime. HRH of Boscombe

5:25pm Mon 9 Dec 13

goatty says...

Anyone who is caught with a concealed knife should face an immediate 10 year jail sentence. No if's or but's from the do gooder brigade. This would soon send a message to the scum bags. After a couple are caught and thrown into jail, I wonder how many would then carry a knife???
Instead we let yobs run the streets running rings around the Police who are just as fed up with the Liberal do gooders who protect the yobs
Anyone who is caught with a concealed knife should face an immediate 10 year jail sentence. No if's or but's from the do gooder brigade. This would soon send a message to the scum bags. After a couple are caught and thrown into jail, I wonder how many would then carry a knife??? Instead we let yobs run the streets running rings around the Police who are just as fed up with the Liberal do gooders who protect the yobs goatty

9:26am Tue 10 Dec 13

BoscVegas says...

mcadder wrote:
This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....
no this is what happens when you bomb a country, all the people come here because you have destroyed their home. It is fall out from the "war on terror" which as we all know was a great success
[quote][p][bold]mcadder[/bold] wrote: This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....[/p][/quote]no this is what happens when you bomb a country, all the people come here because you have destroyed their home. It is fall out from the "war on terror" which as we all know was a great success BoscVegas

10:21pm Tue 10 Dec 13

goatty says...

BoscVegas wrote:
mcadder wrote:
This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....
no this is what happens when you bomb a country, all the people come here because you have destroyed their home. It is fall out from the "war on terror" which as we all know was a great success
No they come here for the free and easy benefits. Why not stop in France, Germany, Holland etc etc.? Simple answer is that don't give out all the free handouts this country does. Stop the benefits and see how many of them are wanting to come in then!
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mcadder[/bold] wrote: This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....[/p][/quote]no this is what happens when you bomb a country, all the people come here because you have destroyed their home. It is fall out from the "war on terror" which as we all know was a great success[/p][/quote]No they come here for the free and easy benefits. Why not stop in France, Germany, Holland etc etc.? Simple answer is that don't give out all the free handouts this country does. Stop the benefits and see how many of them are wanting to come in then! goatty

9:20am Wed 11 Dec 13

BoscVegas says...

goatty wrote:
BoscVegas wrote:
mcadder wrote:
This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....
no this is what happens when you bomb a country, all the people come here because you have destroyed their home. It is fall out from the "war on terror" which as we all know was a great success
No they come here for the free and easy benefits. Why not stop in France, Germany, Holland etc etc.? Simple answer is that don't give out all the free handouts this country does. Stop the benefits and see how many of them are wanting to come in then!
Ah so obviously if war broke out in the UK you would stay here and man up would you? I suspect that if you had the means to do so you would probably FO somewhere safer rather than hang around for the next drone attack.

What makes you think some one from Iraq has a different mind set? "thank god my family has be blown up, now I can move to the UK and get £70 a week and a flat"
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mcadder[/bold] wrote: This is what happens with our open door policy on immigration - all of the world's scum come here ....[/p][/quote]no this is what happens when you bomb a country, all the people come here because you have destroyed their home. It is fall out from the "war on terror" which as we all know was a great success[/p][/quote]No they come here for the free and easy benefits. Why not stop in France, Germany, Holland etc etc.? Simple answer is that don't give out all the free handouts this country does. Stop the benefits and see how many of them are wanting to come in then![/p][/quote]Ah so obviously if war broke out in the UK you would stay here and man up would you? I suspect that if you had the means to do so you would probably FO somewhere safer rather than hang around for the next drone attack. What makes you think some one from Iraq has a different mind set? "thank god my family has be blown up, now I can move to the UK and get £70 a week and a flat" BoscVegas

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