Northampton

Northampton stabbings: Man arrested on suspicion of GBH

Officer stands outside Faces on Bridge Street, Northampton
Image caption Police are searching for a Stanley knife following the stabbings

A man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after six people were stabbed in a mass brawl in Northampton.

The 19-year-old was arrested following a fight involving 50 or 60 people in the early hours of Friday.

Eight people were hospitalised as a result of the brawl which took in Faces and NU Bar on Bridge Street in Northampton.

Seven have been discharged from hospital. The eighth remains in a stable condition.

Image caption Both bars had their licences suspended for a week

Northamptonshire Police have been reviewing CCTV images following the fight.

Officers believe a sharp implement, possibly a Stanley knife, had been used to stab the victims.

Northampton Borough Council's licensing sub-committee suspended the licences of NU Bar and Faces for seven days on Friday.

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