The incident took place at the venue on Manchester’s outskirts early on October 29th.
A man attacked door staff at The White Hotel in Salford last weekend armed with a knife and a substance police believe to be acid.
The incident happened at about 3:45 AM on Sunday, October 29th, during an event headlined by Dopplereffekt. According to Manchester Evening News, the man was ejected from the club and later returned to carry out the attack, throwing the liquid at bouncers before fleeing. Two staff members were taken to hospital with serious burns.
In a statement posted to Facebook, the venue said it was “shocked and saddened” by the incident, which it called “a random and isolated attack.” Located on Manchester’s outskirts, The White Hotel regularly hosts club nights with a mix of techno, electro, experimental music and more. The venue has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for the two staff members hospitalised by the incident. They’ve also set up a donations box at the venue.
Read the venue’s full statement, which includes details on how eye witnesses can offer information to police.