Court date set for teenagers charged with Northampton McDonald's stabbing

Latest update following the shocking stabbing on the Drapery last week

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 12:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 12:52 pm
Four teenagers have been charged with wounding with intent following an incident at McDonald's on Wednesday. Photo by Jensen Houghton.

Three teenagers charged with stabbing another youth in a violent incident at Northampton town centre's McDonald's will appear at crown court next month.

Three 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old were charged with wounding with intent last week following the alleged attack on the Drapery on October 14.

Now, a crown court date has been set for the three 17-year-olds following an appearance at Wellingborough Youth Court yesterday (October 21).

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They will appear at Northampton Crown Court on November 18.

All three youths - one from Corby, two from Northampton - have been charged with with wounding with intent and violent disorder, while two of them have also been charged with carrying a knife in public.

They were remanded into custody until their appearance on November 18.

The fourth defendant, a 17-year-old boy from Northampton, did not appear along with his co-defendants at the hearing on Tuesday. It is understood he was remanded on bail following a hearing on October 16.

At around 4.30pm on October 14, police were called to the town centre fast food restaurant after a violent fight broke out.

A 17-year-old victim of a knife attack sustained injuries which are "not life-changing or life-threatening".

This newspaper broke news of Wednesday's incident after emergency services rushed to the the Drapery following a 999 call at around 4.30pm.

Armed officers were on the scene within four minutes of the call. Diners dashed out of the fast-food restaurant as the incident unfolded.

None of the teenagers can been named due to their age.