The managing director of nightclub chain Gatecrasher has spoken out against the growing problem of knife crime.
Simon Raine spoke out after three men were stabbed in a brawl outside the Nottingham branch in the early hours of today, labelling it a "huge national issue".
He said the chain had now introduced "knife arches" to try to catch anyone smuggling a weapon through the doors.
We need to deal with this as a community to stop horrific crimes like this happening on our doorsteps.
Working closely with the police, we have implemented new policies and procedures to try and eliminate knife crime.
– Gatecrasher MD Simon Raine
Knife arches are now in full operation and Gatecrasher has installed state-of-the-art CCTV cameras.
The club also extensive trains its staff extensively on conflict management, shares information with other licensed premises and does detailed risk assessments of each night it operates.
Four men have been arrested after a fight in Nottingham city centre.
It happened just before 2.50am this morning outside Gatecrasher nightclub in King Street.
Three men were stabbed during the fight, which broke out between a group of up to 20 people.
They have been taken to hospital, but none are believed to have life threatening injuries.
A car left the scene and hit a pedestrian in Upper Parliament Street. The victim sustained minor injuries and went to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre as a precaution.
They have since been discharged.
The men arrested, aged 23, 23, 18 and 22, will be interviewed by detectives later today.
Nottinghamshire Police are investigating after three people were stabbed and one person struck by a car during a disturbance in Nottingham city centre in the early hours of this morning.
It happened on Upper Parliament Street at 02:53. 15- 20 people are thought to have been involved. Upper Parliament was closed off - but has since been reopened. More to follow.