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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.


Man dies in crash between car and lorry on M1

A man has died in a crash between a car and a lorry on the M1 motorway this morning.

The man was driving the car when the crash happened in the northbound direction between junctions 16 and 17, at about 4.15am.

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The road is expected to remain closed until later this morning while vehicle recovery takes place and investigators finish their work.

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Police 'concerned' for missing 15-year-old girl

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for a missing 15-year-old girl from Northampton.

Maria Nicole Ramos Gouveia Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Maria Nicole Ramos Gouveia was last seen in Northampton town centre on Saturday 6 December, where she was due to meet friends.

She made a call during the afternoon to say she was staying with friends for dinner and has not been heard from since.

Police describe Nicole as white, 5ft 5in tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are urging Nicole, or anyone who thinks they may have seen her or has any information as to her whereabouts, to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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Licences suspended after street brawl

Two Northampton bars have had their licences suspended after six people were stabbed in a street brawl.

In total, eight people needed hospital treatment after the fight on Bridge Street early yesterday morning. The police say more than fifty people may have been involved.

Northampton Borough Council has temporarily suspended the licences of Nu Bar and Faces Bar, where it is believed some of the fighting broke out.

The council says it will review the suspension after seven days.

“We want people to be reassured that Northampton is a safe and welcoming town. Last night's incident is something that we do not expect to see in our town, and we will make sure that as the licensing authority, we take the appropriate actions to ensure people coming to Northampton are safe as they enjoy their night out.”

– Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council


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Six stabbed in Northampton bar fight

Six men were rushed to hospital after being stabbed during a brawl near a bar in Northampton earlier this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Six men were rushed to hospital after being stabbed during a brawl near a bar in Northampton earlier this morning.

Two others were also injured. Police were called to Bridge Street at 4am after reports of a fight involving several people.

Three men were taken to a specialist hospital unit in Coventry and the other five to Northampton General.

Northampton couple admit $1million fraud from US employer

A couple from Northampton who were extradited to America to face fraud charges have pleaded guilty to defrauding their US employer of $1 million.

Paul and Sandra Dunham have admitted to conspiracy to commit fraud. Credit: ITV News Central

Paul and Sandra Dunham have admitted to conspiracy to commit fraud. Paul Dunham also pleaded guilty to money laundering.

They'll be sentenced in January.

Mr Dunham faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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