Help solve the mystery of attack victim’s lost hours

Paul Robertshaw, attack victim
Paul Robertshaw, attack victim

MYSTERY surrounds the missing three hours of Paul Robertshaw who was found badly beaten in Bradford.

The 33-year-old, of Hadassah Street, Siddal, remembers nothing between being in Chicago’s nighclub in Halifax just after midnight and being found by members of the public at 3.30am lying on the floor in Buttershaw with facial injuries.

He was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary and treated for bruising.

Mr Robertshaw has now appealed to the public to help solve the puzzle of his missing three hours - and catch the thug or thugs who beat him up.

He said: “I had told my friend in Chicago’s that I wanted to go home. Apparently he went to the toilet and when he came back I’d gone.

“Within three hours I’d gone from being perfectly coherent, walking, remembering everything to, three hours later, being found on the floor in Buttershaw, beaten up.

“I want to piece together the jigsaw. I’m nervous - I haven’t been out in Halifax since that night.

“I just don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”

Police have confirmed they were called at 3.30am on October 15 to reports of a man discovered with facial injuries on Easington Avenue in Bradford.

Bradford South Det Insp Vicky Lawrance said: “This man was found by a member of the public and we believed he may have been subject to an assault. It is not clear however how he got to Bradford from a nightclub in Halifax.

“I am therefore appealing for anyone in Bradford or Halifax who may recall seeing him during the early hours of Saturday to come forward and help us to piece together his movements.

Anyone with information should police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.