A DOORMAN forced to restrain a violent thug for nearly half an hour wants more police in Huddersfield town centre.
Clifford Benjamin had to hold down the brawler for 25 minutes outside Tokyo bar before officers arrived to arrest him.
The thug, who Mr Benjamin believes was high on drugs, assaulted two revellers inside the popular night spot at 1.45am.
Mr Benjamin, from Marsh, said: "My colleagues got him out and we managed to restrain him on the ground. I then radioed the CCTV control room to ask for police assistance."
Mr Benjamin, 34, placed his knee onto the thug's back and held his arm in a lock, but he continued to struggle.
He said: "He must have been high to have put up such a fight. He kept struggling for ten minutes."
But Mr Benjamin, whose colleagues had to return inside, was forced to wait longer for police to arrive.
He said: "Two officers finally arrived after 25 minutes and made the arrest.
"They told me they were the only ones in the town centre because other officers had gone to a car crash in Clayton West."
Mr Benjamin, who has worked as a doorman for 17 years, was not impressed.
He said: "There are not enough officers in town on a Friday and Saturday night. There needs to be a presence there all the time.
Last month Mr Benjamin had to detain a violent drinker for 20 minutes before police arrived.
But Supt Nigel Hibbert defended the policing of Huddersfield town centre.
He said: "Of course I'm not happy that someone had to restrain a violent person for so long.
"Normally officers would patrol the town centre and helping door staff would be their top priority.
"But last weekend there was a serious road accident elsewhere which required their attention."
Supt Hibbert added that extra officers would be on patrol in Huddersfield town centre during the Christmas party season.