Dundee pub singer’s rendition of Sweet Caroline interrupted by bottle attack that left ‘blood everywhere’

McDaniels on Whitehall Crescent Dundee.

Police are on the hunt for a man who smashed a bottle over another man’s head at a city pub.

Eyewitnesses told of seeing “blood everywhere” after the incident, which took place at McDaniel’s pub, in Whitehall Crescent.

It is understood a singer was performing a rendition of the Neil Diamond song Sweet Caroline when a disturbance broke out, resulting in a 58-year-old man being hit with a glass bottle.

A man was later taken to Ninewells Hospital for treatment.

One woman, who asked not to be named, told of seeing two people covered in blood at the scene.

She told the Tele that a younger man was ejected from the premises after the older man was hit with the bottle.

She said: “It seemed to happen out of nowhere.

“We were just sitting enjoying the music then suddenly an older man was on the floor.

“Then, out of nowhere, loads of people jumped in to pull them apart.

“The jacket of the wife of the man who was attacked was covered in blood.

“So was the jacket of a younger guy, who was thrown out of the pub.

“There was blood everywhere.”

The eyewitness added: “The singer looked a bit stunned but she kept playing, though she did stop halfway through.

“She was singing Sweet Caroline at the time.”

A spokesman for the force said: “Police Scotland can confirm it is investigating an alleged assault which took place within a bar in Whitehall Crescent, Dundee.

“A 58-year-old man required hospital treatment after being injured in the incident.

“Police would like to trace a man described as in his forties, short and of stocky build, with receding short fair hair and who was wearing a denim shirt.

“Anyone who has any information which could help our inquiry, should call 101 or speak with any police officer. Our reference is CR/28831/17.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call from Police Scotland to attend an incident at McDaniel’s.

“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene. One male patient was taken to Ninewells Hospital.”

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