BREAKING NEWS: 17-year-old charged with stabbing

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A teenager has been charged with assault and Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) after a man was stabbed outside a pub.

A man aged in his 20s was stabbed near The Old Swan pub, in High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, at about 11.30pm on April 17.

Two people were arrested last month in connection with the incident and were released on bail pending further enquiries. They answered bail earlier this week.

A police spokeswoman told the Mail this morning that a 17-year-old boy has been charged with assault and ABH.

He is due to appear before Leicester Youth Court on Monday, July 20.

He cannot be named for legal reasons.

A 21-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been released ‘without further action’, the police spokeswoman added.

Back in April, Leicestershire Police said: “A man in his 20s sustained knife injuries and was treated at Kettering General Hospital.”

Following the stabbing, the pub was forced to close for more than a month while its premises licence was suspended.

It was allowed to reopen at the end of May after the pub, owned by Enterprise Inns, satisfied a Harborough District Council licence review board hearing that it should be allowed to keep its licence.

People living near the pub who were interviewed by the Mail in April during the brief closure spoke positively about the pub and said it was a good neighbour.