A PARTYGOER who was left permanently scarred when she was hit in the face by a flying glass bottle is calling for them to be banned in nightclubs across the UK.
Debbie Strachan had travelled through to Dundee for night out in March last year when she was struck in the face while in Liquid nightclub.
Frances Monaghan is due to be sentenced tomorrow for the attack, which left Debbie, 32, needing 30 stitches.
Now, Debbie is campaigning to get all glass items removed from nightclubs across the UK to make sure no one else suffers like she has.
She has launched a petition to try to force a change.
The mother-of-two, who lives in Stirling, said: “With the amount of stories I’ve seen, incidents like what happened to me are going on quite a lot. So I wanted to get the petition together as I can’t see why we can’t ban glasses.
“I know the plastic ones won’t be good for the environment but I don’t want to see anyone else going through what I did.
“It could have been so much worse for me. I was lucky, but someone else could be fatally hurt by being glassed.
“You get searched at nightclubs to get weapons taken off you and then you get inside and you get one handed to you again at the bar. It makes no sense.”
Debbie says she is still trying to completely get over the incident from last year.
She said: “It’s healed up but it’s still quite noticeable. My mental health gets better every day though.”
Councillor Kevin Keenan, who sits on the licensing board in Dundee, said if the petition was brought forward to them they would like to consider it.
He said: “Nightclubs need to give that a consideration because there’s a number of bars who moved towards plastic tumblers a few years ago as well.”
A spokesman for Liquid nightclub said: “The safety and enjoyment of our customers is always our main priority and we do not tolerate anti-social behaviour of any kind.
We encourage customers to behave responsibly and continue to work with the police and local authorities to deliver the highest possible standards.”