Northampton club to face licence review tonight following stabbings


A Northampton club where two teenagers were stabbed will have its licence reviewed tonight.

Northamptonshire Police has called for Momo’s licence to be suspended, ahead of a full review.

Tonight’s meeting will address the recent stabbings and also any potential failings of the licence holders.

Both teenagers were stabbed with an unknown weapon in the men’s toilets during a private party in December.

The following week, managers were ordered to ensure weapon and drug searches were carried out on half of the bar’s customers.

A report from Chief Superintendent Simon Blatchly, which will be considered by councillors, said: “One of the victims was stabbed in the back and also in the chest, close to the heart.

“It is believed at the time of this application that the victim’s lung has been punctured from the stab would to the back. The extent of the chest wound is not yet as known.

“This victim was taken to hospital and was described as being in a stable but potentially life-threatening condition.

“The second victim was stabbed in the shoulder and the wound is not considered life-threatening at this time.”

Addressing the request to suspend the licence, police say the incident is too serious to be subjected to the standard review process.