Northampton's Academy club has licence suspended after face slash

A nightclub has had its licence suspended after a man had his face slashed with a knife during a brawl.

The 20-year-old victim had to have stitches after the attack outside the Academy club on College Street, Northampton, at 02:00 BST on Sunday.

The review was heard before the borough council's licensing committee on Wednesday and the licence was suspended until a full review later this month.

Northamptonshire Police is looking to question two men over the fight.

Both are described as black, in their 20s, about 6ft 2in tall and of muscular build.

One had dreadlocked hair in a pony tail with a white cloth wrapped around it. The other had short cropped hair.

Sgt Mark Worthington said: "This assault was particularly serious which is why we applied for the expedited review and measures can now be put in place to prevent future issues."

Det Con Gareth Askew added: "There was a large number of people in the area at the time and we're keen to speak with anyone that witnessed it."

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