A TEENAGER claims he was left struggling to breathe after a bouncer was filmed allegedly stamping on his head outside a bar.
Liam Sullivan, 19, claims the doorman stood on his head outside Revolution bar in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
MEN Media Liam Sullivan said he was left with cuts and bruises following the incident
Police are now investigating and the venue has said it is also looking into the footage.
Liam was himself arrested after police were called to an alleged brawl but he has since been released without charge.
A video filmed at the scene appears to show the bouncer pressing Liam’s head against the ground with his foot before moving up and down.
The apprentice gardener told the Manchester Evening News: “The police officers were screaming saying I was resisting. I was saying ‘I’m not resisting’. I was in a cell for 12 hours.
“It was scary. I have never been arrested before. There was nothing I could do. Police said there would be no further action afterwards.
I have not been able to sleep. I don’t see how they can do something like that.Liam Sullivan
“There was a mark on the back of my neck. My rib was hurting when they were leaning on me. My rib was hurting so so much. I have not been able to sleep. I was disgusted. I don’t see how they can do something like that.
“I have been struggling to breathe. When I pinch my face it hurts.”
The footage shows Liam being arrested by Cheshire Police and the force confirmed it is now investigating an allegation of assault against him by door staff.
Liam, from Manchester, said he has been left with cuts and bruises to his face and neck following the incident.
A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 19-year-old was arrested and released without charge.
“Police are investigating an allegation of assault on a 19-year-old by door staff at a bar in Alderley Road, Wilmslow.
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“The incident occurred in the early hours of 17 February.”
A spokesman for Revolution said: “We take matters like this very seriously. Our compliance team are taking the necessary steps to investigate the situation and take the necessary actions to resolve.
“We are aware of the incident and are assisting the police with their investigation. Therefore, we are not able to comment at present.”
MEN Media Footage appeared to show the bouncer standing on Liam’s head
MEN Media Liam, from Manchester, was arrested on the night but has since been released without charge
MEN Media The incident took place outside Revolution bar in Wilmslow, Cheshire