An 18-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty following a stabbing in a west Suffolk town.

Alisha Gentle, of Exning Road in Newmarket, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm following an incident in the town on April 8.

Her trial is set for September 30 and is expected to last seven days.

Two others are charged in connection with the stabbing incident but neither have entered pleas yet.

Sonnie Bishop-Browne, of Dick Perryman Court, Newmarket, has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on 10 April this year against a man in his 20s.

He is also accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against a woman two days earlier and is currently remanded in custody.

Emergency services were called to Market Square, at The Rookery in Newmarket, at about 5.50pm on Wednesday, April 10 after reports that a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

It is alleged he was approached by a group of four males before suffering serious injuries in the attack.

He was taken to hospital, although his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Georgie Bishop, 19, of Dick Perryman Court, Newmarket, has been charged with wounding with intent and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has also been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm in relation to a separate incident on April 8. 

There is a further case management hearing for the two men set for June 11.

A 37-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders has been bailed until July 2. 

A 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm has also been bailed until the same date.