Worksop: Barmaid tells of terrifying ordeal during gas attack on Worksop pub

Melissa took this photo after the gas released during the attack made her eyes burn

Melissa took this photo after the gas released during the attack made her eyes burn

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A Worksop barmaid told the Guardian of the terror she experienced during a gas attack on a Worksop pub.

Melissa Seaman, 21, of Worksop, was working a shift at The Cornerhouse on Bridge Place when the mystery gas was released on Sunday 28th September, leading to a full evacuation of the venue.

Said Melissa: “I had gone downstairs to run an errand and when I came back into the bar the lights suddenly came on. The DJ was telling everyone to leave quickly.”

“People were rushing out of the door and as I tried to make my way through the crowd I got a funny taste in my mouth.”

“I started coughing and my eyes were burning, I could hardly see. I had no idea what was happening and I panicked. I’ve never felt anything like that before.”
“When I finally got outside there were people coughing and being sick. It was horrible, but the police and ambulance service arrived very fast.”

Melissa praised Cornerhouse security and staff for their efforts during the evacuation.

She said: “Security ensured everyone got out of the building safely and even stayed inside once the building was evacuated to check everything was ok.”

“They work hard to keep The Cornerhouse safe for customers, so it’s a shame when people do stupid things like this to make their job even harder,” she added.

Police are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information is urged to call Notts Police on 101.

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