Victim not stabbed after all

Victim's allegation that he was stabbed outside of downtown Nanaimo night club prove false.

Nanaimo RCMP say there is no evidence supporting a man’s allegation he was stabbed downtown.

The incident was originally reported as a possible stabbing Dec. 2, when a 23-year-old man was taken to hospital following an altercation outside Level 2 Dance and Lounge night club at 170 Skinner St.

The victim alleged he was stabbed in the lower back by an unknown male assailant.

Over the course of the next month, investigators spoke with nightclub staff, customers, the victim, his friends and reviewed security videotape.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said investigators determined the victim was leaning against a table and knocked several glasses onto the floor. He then fell on the glasses and received a cut in his lower back.

No charges are being recommended and the investigation is concluded.