UPDATE: Eight people now confirmed injured after fight in Bridge Street, police reveal

Police have now confirmed that eight people were injured in the fight in Bridge Street, Northampton, last night with six people suffering stab wounds.

In a statement released by Northamptonshire Police, it was confirmed that three people with stab injuries were being treated at University Hospital Coventry. One victim was in a serious condition and two were stable.

Bridge Street closed by police

Bridge Street closed by police

A further five people were being treated at Northampton General Hospital, three with stab wounds and two with other injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the brawl which happened at about 3.30am on Friday. Following the incident, the licences of two Northampton bars, NU Bar and Faces, have been suspended pending a review.

A police spokesman said officers were called after a fight broke out in Faces bar and spilled out into Bridge Street. Emergency services were called after reports that a number of people had suffered stab wounds.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud argument between some men in the street as well as the sound of several glasses smashing

Police are appealing for witnesses following after four people were stabbed at Faces bar in Bridge Street, Northampton, early today. NNL-141212-093733001

Police are appealing for witnesses following after four people were stabbed at Faces bar in Bridge Street, Northampton, early today. NNL-141212-093733001

It is believed four police cars, a dog unit, a police van and several ambulances attended the scene.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received the first of a series of 999 calls to this incident at 03.57. We sent three ambulances and a solo responder, the first of these resources arrived at 04.09.

“A clinical manager also attended the scene.

“This was a very demanding incident but one which our staff dealt with in a highly professional manner.”

Bridge Street was closed to traffic while officers conduct a thorough search of the area and the club itself. Cordons were in place at the top and bottom plus another blocking off the alley that connects to Kingswell Street. Police said just before midday that the road has reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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