Wellingborough Pubwatch says violence will not be tolerated by any venue after stabbing in town

Pubwatch says they want everyone to have a fun and safe night out in Wellingborough
Pubwatch says they want everyone to have a fun and safe night out in Wellingborough

Wellingborough’s Pubwatch has said violence will not be tolerated in any venues in the town following a stabbing last weekend.

A 35-year-old man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the stomach outside the charity shop in Market Street, Wellingborough, at about 4am on Sunday.

Officers arrested a 49-year-old man in connection with the incident and he has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Following the assault, Wellingborough Pubwatch has said they want to ensure everyone has a ‘fun and safe night out’ and that violence and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated in any town venues.

The statement said: “It is a shame that one individual needs to resort to this type of violence and we know that is not a reflection on the overall population of this town.

“However, violence and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated by any venue and could result in individuals being barred from all pubs in town.

“As we move into the party season, we want everyone to have a fun and safe night out.”

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the attack and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Inspector Lara Alexander-Lloyd from Northamptonshire Police said: “We are committed to tackling violence in the town and will continue to work with Wellingborough Pubwatch and other partners to reduce the crime and anti-social behaviour associated with the night-time economy.

“Fortunately, incidents such as this are rare and the majority of who people come into town drink and behave responsibly and have an enjoyable night out.

“With the festive season just around the corner, we will be working hard to provide a safe and pleasant environment for everyone who lives, works and socialises in Wellingborough.”

Witnesses, or anyone with information about the attack, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.