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Decision to be made on future of two Northampton bars after street brawl

Police patrol Northampton after the brawl in Bridge Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two bars in Northampton which had their licences suspended after a street brawl almost a week ago, will learn today if they can re-open.

More than 50 people were involved in the riot which broke out in the early hours of Friday 12th December outside the Nu Bar and Face Bar in Bridge Street in Northampton.

Northampton Borough Council's licensing committee will decide if any further action will be taken.

8 people were injured during the brawl, with 6 people suffering stab wounds, with one person remaining in hospital in a stable condition.

Bridge Street in Northampton cordoned off on Friday 12th December Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 19 year old man has been arrested by Police on suspicion of GBH in connection with the incident in Bridge Street.


Appeal for witnesses after pensioner fatally hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was killed after she was hit by a car.

The woman died in hospital after she was hit Credit: West Midlands Police

The 75-year-old woman was hit by a white Ford Focus on Market Street in Kingswinford just after 10am on Saturday.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene, and she was taken to hospital where she died.

The driver was spoken to at the time by police, and the road was closed while emergency services were on scene.

We are appealing to anyone who was in the area on Saturday morning who may have witnessed the collision.

The family of the lady have been informed and specialist officers continue to liaise with them at this sad time.

– Sergeant Paul Hughes, West Midlands Police

Motorists urged to 'kill speed' after car wreck pictures show driver was lucky to escape

Drivers are being urged to 'kill your speed' after the fire service posted pictures on social media of a wrecked car, after it hit a lamp post.

The car after it hit a lamp post Credit: Twitter/@Stourbridgefire

Stourbridge Fire posted that the young driver involved was very lucky to walk away from of the crash which happened at the junction of Farndale Close and Hillfields Road in Brierley Hill just after 10pm last night.

Crews arrived to find a 17-year-old man sitting at the roadside who had managed to free himself from his vehicle following a significant collision with a lamppost.

The vehicle had suffered a large amount of damage, particularly to the passenger side.

Crews were told that the seriousness of the impact caused the car to overturn, coming to rest on the driver’s side.

Following assessment from ambulance staff, the man was treated for a head injury and minor arm injuries.

He was immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and neck collar before being taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Thankfully his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening and he has undoubtedly had a lucky escape. Had there been a passenger in the car with him, the outcome could have been very different

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Parents to be sentenced for death of baby daughter

Isabella Vallance was 12-weeks-old when she died Credit: ITV News Central

The parents of a 12-week-old baby from Redditch in Worcestershire are due to be sentenced today for killing their daughter.

Jessica Wiggins was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Isabella Vallance. She died of a head injury in December 2012.

Jessica Wiggins was convicted in November for failing to prevent Isabella's death Credit: ITV News Central

Her father Tyler John Vallance admitted a charge of manslaughter earlier this year.

A serious case review has been launched into Isabella's death.

'Unprecedented' calls to East Mids Ambulance Service

East Midlands Ambulance Service attending a call out in Nottingham Credit: ITV News Central

East Midland Ambulance Service says its dealing with unprecedented numbers of 999 calls as the party season gets into full swing.

Last Saturday more than 3,000 calls were received from people asking for help. That's higher than on News Year's Eve - normally the busiest night of the year.

The advice is only to use the number in real emergencies.

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