Muhammed Dilras: I’m lucky to be alive but I don’t think I’ll be working the doors again, says stabbed nightclub bouncer


Mohammad Dilras who is 23 years of age, was stabbed outside the Liquid and Envy club in Oldham town centre at around 3am on Sunday,he was working as a bouncer at the club.

He was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital ,he was informed that he is very lucky to be alive as the blade struck his spine  and could have caused far greater damage.

Mohammad dilras told the M.E.N: “The knife went in at the side of my neck and sliced off a bit of my spine. I was lucky it didn’t go into it. I could have been paralysed or killed. I’m very, very lucky to be honest.”


Another doorman and a clubber were also hurt during the incident outside the venue, although their injuries were not serious.

Speaking from his hospital bed at the MRI, Mohammad, who also works as a waiter at Purple Flame curry house in Droylsden, said: “It’s going to take me three weeks or maybe a couple of months to recover. I’ve still got pain all over my neck and shoulder.

“I’ve had a lot of head aches. I don’t think I’ll be able to work on the doors again. I don’t think I’ll be going back on the doors.”

Mohammad continued on to saying: “I’ve been working as a bouncer for nearly two years. Do you think it’s worth it for £10 an hour, to put yourself at risk every single night you are there? People don’t understand. It’s f***ed my life up.”

Following the latest incident, a statement from the club said: “We take the safety of our customers and team extremely seriously and will be cooperating fully with the police investigation.”

Shaquille Barry Baxter, 18, of Clough Ave in Sale has been charged with two counts of section 18 assault.

Saskia Custer, 19, of Nettleford Road in Whalley Range, has been charged with perverting the course of justice. They both appeared at Tameside Magistrates on Monday and entered no pleas. The case was adjourned to Minshull Street Crown Court on January 9.