Campaign to ban glass bottles after 9pm

By Adam Pescod

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Jack William Nutting: was attacked with glass bottle
Jack William Nutting: was attacked with glass bottle
A campaign in Cornwall to get glass bottles banned in pubs after 9pm has been supported by local MPs and is expected to be put to the Government this...

A campaign in Cornwall to get glass bottles banned in pubs after 9pm has been supported by local MPs and is expected to be put to the Government this year.

BTB UK was founded by Jack William Nutting, who was born in Cornwall, and was hit by a bottle by someone he did not know at a bar in London as he tried to calm down and separate two girls who where fighting.

Nutting was planning to study medicine at St George's University but the attack has meant that he had to have part of his frontal lobe removed which left him with severe movement difficulties down his left hand side and memory problems.

Whilst the alleged attacker has been caught Nutting is determined that this weapon should be taken away and that bottles should not be served in pubs and clubs in town centres after 9pm at night.

Nutting spoke to Sheryll Murray, his local MP at the time, after recovering from his coma and she has thrown her support behind the BTB campaign.

She said: "I would like to pay tribute to Jack's bravery in bringing this campaign to the public eye whilst suffering the effects of this very serious attack.

"We would like to try and do something practical to stop this from happening again. I am making representations to the Minister and assisting and have agreed to ensure that his petition is presented to Parliament."

She added: "Of course, we have to be careful because we want to protect the pub trade but we also want to protect lives."

Nutting has now moved to St Austell and local MP Steven Gilbert has pledged to take the matter to the Government.

He said: "There are too many cases where bottles and glasses have been used as weapons in our pubs and bars and I'm sorry to hear Jack's story.

"I'm very keen to discuss this further with Jack and see what support I can provide in raising this matter in Westminster and challenging the Government to take action."

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