On Friday 25th March 2016, at approximately 2.00pm, a 40 year old-man was at a screening of ‘Batman v Superman’ at the Cineworld cinema in the Eden Centre, High Wycombe.
The 40 year old man started to be disrupted by two men sitting behind him during the screening. He asked the two men politely to stop talking or he would speak to a member of Cineworld staff. The men continued to disrupt the victim so he then asked the offenders to again stop talking.
The victim was then sworn at by one of the offenders and they threatened to assault him at the end of the film. The disruption continued and the victim stood up in order to get a member of staff.
One of the offenders then punched the victim in the right hand side of his face which resulted in a 2 inch cut to his cheek and bruising. The victim needed hospital treatment and attended Stoke Mandeville Hospital however he has since been discharged.
The offender is described as an Afro-Caribbean male, aged between 17 to 20 years old and about 6 ft tall. He is described to be of a heavy build with short curly, dark hair. He also had scaring to his face and was wearing a grey hooded top.
Investigating officer, PC Emma Smith, said: ‘This was an assault where the victim received a facial injury that required hospital treatment.
I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this and in particular, a member of the public who assisted the victim and provided first aid until police arrived.
If don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.‘