Aggressive woman hits pub landlord in head demanding drinks after last orders

A shocking video shows a woman punch and slap a pub landlord after she allegedly refused to leave at closing time.

Ian Hillman, 34, was assaulted by the customer while he tried to remove her from The Real Ale Tavern, in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on Wednesday night (October 27).

In the clip recorded behind the bar, he is marching one of the women towards the door when she becomes aggressive and suddenly spins around and gives him a slap to the face.

CCTV then shows the fracas spill out onto the street where the female reveller throws a wild punch at Ian's temple.

Police are now investigating the attack, but so far no arrests have been made.

The pub boss was called downstairs by one of his barmaids when two women stayed behind after last orders and demanded more drinks.

He said he was forced to restrain both of them after they were asked to leave multiple times but refused to budge at around 11.45 pm.

Ian, who has ran the pub for two years, said: "I only had a single member of staff working – we stopped serving at 11pm and it got to 11.45pm and they were still there.

"Heather my barmaid phoned me as they weren't leaving. She said she'd tried everything to make them leave and they weren't having any of it.

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"I asked them to leave politely and they downright refused. They just kept asking for another drink.

"I told them that legally I could not serve them and both myself and Heather wanted to go home and go to bed.

"The one girl started to get aggressive and started by flicking the peak of my baseball cap up.

"She was saying 'you think you're a bad boy wearing an Icon cap' and I just said it was nothing to do about my hat, it was simply time to go home.

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"I told them I had a legal right to physically remove them myself and the one of them replies: 'Go on then try it, see what happens'."

"The one girl didn't fight back and I was able to get outside but the other slipped from my arms and slapped me in the face.

"I then got her outside where she turned around and lashed out again, this time with her fist, which caught me on the left side of my temple.

"She also scratched mine and Heather's arm as we were trying to get them out, it wasn't a pleasant experience at all.

"The strange part is that they are regular customers but they are now barred as I won't tolerate that behaviour in my pub."

Ian shared CCTV footage of the incident on Facebook the following day which has since been viewed thousands of times.

He added: "I wanted to raise awareness. These are the kinds of things we have to deal with sometimes.

"It's not a regular occurrence but the hospitality trade has had it tough the last couple of years and we don't need this.

"I have contacted the police but I'm not sure how far I'll take it – I just want these two to think twice in the future about their actions."

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "Around 9.30am on Thursday 28 October officers received a report of an assault at a business premises on Load Street, Bewdley.

"Two women and a man reported minor injuries.

"The incident was reported to have happened around 11.30 pm on Wednesday 27 October. Enquiries are ongoing."

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