THREE men were arrested after another man was stabbed in a mass brawl at a town centre bar.
Police said about 20 people were involved in the fight at Mymou on Queen Street, Huddersfield, in the early hours of yesterday.
Men aged 17, 18 and 26 were arrested after a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the leg between 3am and 4am.
Officers said the fight started inside before spilling out on to the street.
Today Mymou’s bosses insisted their security measures were as strict as possible.
Managing director Thamar Monet said: “Mymou is a family-run business and we pride ourselves on our diversity.
“We have been operating for five years now doing a job we adore in a town we love.”
The incident is believed to have started in the bar’s smoking area shortly after 3am.
Ms Monet’s husband, Hugh Pryce, who runs the bar, was told by door staff that a fight had broken out but all those involved had left.
She said: “Outside of our venue, sitting on the floor, was a man, unknown to us, who appeared to be injured.
“Hugh called for an ambulance from his phone immediately and asked for the police to come as there seemed to be two young men wanting to argue with the man sitting on the floor.
“Hugh tried to stay with him until an ambulance could arrive and protected him from the other two males that obviously had a problem with him.”
When police arrived, Mr Pryce pointed out three men who were believed to have been involved and they were arrested on Cross Church Street on suspicion of wounding and affray.
The injured man was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to have his leg stitched. He was not seriously injured.
Ms Monet said bar staff fully co-operated with police, who were given CCTV footage.
She added: “We have for a long time operated a very strict door and security policy.
“We have up to six certified doorstaff, including one female, working at all times.
“We carry out full body and bag searches and use metal detectors, of which we have three.
“We have 24 CCTV cameras recording 24-7. We have a list of banned customers and record any incidents.”
Licensing officer Pc Richard Woodhead said the bar was visited as part of standard procedures following the incident.
He said the police would not be calling for its licence to be reviewed. He added: “We have put them on an action plan, for want of a better word – asking them to beef up security and carry out rigorous searches so that nothing that can be classed as an offensive weapon makes it into the bar.”
Witnesses to yesterday’s incident, or anyone with information about how the fight started or who was involved, should contact Det Sgt Guy Shackleton or Det Con Marie Whitehouse at Huddersfield CID via 0845 6060606, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.