Wanted: Iraqi immigrant Jiger Sadeq wanted by UK police in connection with knife attack

Nationwide hunt for attacker who sliced five-inch gash that needed FIFTY stitches in man’s face after he tried to break up fight on nightclub dancefloor

  • Ben Selby, 30, stepped in after watching a man knifing a woman
  • But attacker used the weapon on him when he tried to intervene
  • Hunt launched for Jiger Sadeq, 27, after attack in Bournemouth, Dorset

By Rob Cooper

PUBLISHED: 12:41, 10 December 2013 |

Wound: Mr Selby needed 50 stitches following the attack

Knife attack: Ben Selby was left with a five inch gash to his face after the attack

A nationwide manhunt has been launched after a man who tried to break up a fight on a dancefloor was left with a five-inch gash across his face that needed fifty stitches.

Ben Selby, 30, stepped in to try and stop a man and a woman fighting in a nightclub in Bournemouth, Dorset, but he was attacked.

Mr Selby spotted the man cut the woman’s arm with a knife during the argument and ran over to help but slipped and fell at the feet of the attacker.
Wound: Mr Selby needed 50 stitches following the attack
Knife attack: Ben Selby was left with a five inch gash to his face after the attack

Attack victim: Ben Selby, 30, left, with 50 stitches in his face after the attack earlier this year. He is pictured (right) now with the scar clearly still visible

The man then sliced Mr Selby’s face from his eye down to below his chin with the blade.

Police have launched a national search for 27-year-old Jiger Sadeq, thought to be responsible for the attack in the V Club.

Sadeq has a tattoo on his left hand and is believed to live in Bournemouth although he is originally from Iraq.

His photograph has now been posted on the Crimewatch website, where he is described as ‘dangerous’.
Wounded: Ben Selby slipped over as he tried to attack the knifeman and had his face slashed

Wounded: Ben Selby slipped over as he tried to attack the knifeman and had his face slashed

Wounded: Ben Selby slipped over as he tried to attack the knifeman and had his face slashed

Mr Selby, from Bournemouth, said: ‘I got involved because I saw a guy pull out a knife and slice a woman across the arm following an argument.

‘I tried to help, but stumbled and fell on my knees, and that’s when he slashed me across the face.’

Two of his friends, including a young woman, also suffered knife wounds during the attack in February this year.

The nightclub had its licence suspended following the incident, and has reopened under new owners and is now called Halo.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Wanted: Jiger Sadeq who is wanted by police in connection with the incident

Knife attack: Police want to speak to Jiger Sadeq, 27, (left) in connection with the attack on Ben Selby. The suspect is described on the Crimewatch website as ‘dangerous’

If you are in / from the UK and may know this person or his whereabouts contact the police.

He is dangerous so do not approach him just call 999.

Anyone with any information about Jiger Sadeq should contact Dorset Police on (+44) 01202 220 678 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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