NHS worker attacked in Wetherspoons for speaking Polish


An NHS worker enjoying a Super Saturday night out says she was attacked in her local Wetherspoons for speaking in a foreign language.


Anna Rutkowska was drinking with pals in the Kingswood Colliers Wetherspoons pub in Bristol when she claims a woman lunged at her friend.


The 36-year-old captured the attack on her phone camera before doormen intervened.


After the woman started the fracas, a man who said he was her brother joined in.


Polish-born Anna who works at an NHS care home said: "This is what happened on our first night out to a pub."


She said the Saturday night assault was triggered because her group, many of whom are Polish, were speaking in their native tongue.


Anna said: "Because we were speaking 'too loud in Polish' with those people telling us 'You are in England now'."


A Wetherspoons spokesman told Daily Star Online: "We can confirm that an incident occurred at The Kingswood Colliers pub.




Wetherspoons The assault was caught on phone

"A fight started between people on two tables and door staff intervened."


The spokesman continued: "They escorted the first group out and then the manager spoke with the second group and they were asked to leave which they did.


"We condemn this behaviour and apologise to our regular customers."


Several locals described their disgust at the Super Saturday attack.


One Kingswood Colliers patron said: "If you all can't behave then don't f*****g go out simple as that. I went out yesterday and had no problem whatsoever. No trouble at all. Stay at home if you can't hack your ale."


Avon and Somerset Police told Daily Star Online: "Police are investigating video footage of a disturbance in a pub in Kingswood."


They said the incident had been reported to police by a third party who doesn't know anyone involved after they saw a video of the fight posted on social media.


The police spokesperson said: "Officers spoke to pub staff on Sunday, after the report came in. Staff confirmed they asked a number of people to leave the premises after a disturbance on Saturday.


"Police are trying to contact the woman who posted the footage on social media."


They added: "Other enquiries are underway to identify those involved but we'd ask the people in the footage and those who posted it to come forward and give their account."