Police van outside the Prince Blucher
Police van outside the Prince Blucher

Police and ambulances were called to The Prince Blucher on the evening of Friday 20th February after an altercation in the newly refurbished pub. Sources on Twitter and by email told twickerati that a person was injured after some kind of dispute that seemed to blow up quickly in the back of the pub at around 6.30-7.00pm. Initial reports suggested some form stab wound and, according to the Richmond & Twickenham Times, the police said on Sunday that a man had been taken to hospital with ‘puncture wounds’. However, the injuries have subsequently been described by the police as ‘very minor lacerations’.

Info received at twickerati HQ was that the alleged perpetrator had disappeared from the scene pronto although we later heard that the police had caught up with him. The two men are believed to have been known to each other.

The restaurant area was cordoned off but the pub remained open. Your humble correspondent arrived later to find it still open for business with plenty of punters in the bar area. Later in the evening the pub tweeted: “Hello tweeters. We want to say thanks for all concerned and luckily it’s not as bad as it seems. Police have left happy & all back to normal.”

So, perhaps just another Friday night in ‘Nam but not great for The Prince Blucher after its brand new makeover which, we’re pleased to report, actually looks rather good. We’ll bring you more news as and when we get it.