The Nottingham constabulary insist he was attacked by a "much smaller" object when leaving a nightclub...

Police investigating the assault on former EAST 17 member BRIAN HARVEY outside a NOTTINGHAM nightclub have denied growing speculation that he was attacked with a machete.

They now insist the weapon used was "much smaller."

Harvey is currently undergoing skin graft surgery for a head wound he received when he was attacked by a group of four or five men outside The Works club in the city in the early hours of this morning (December 11). Police have not yet established a motive for the attack.

Harvey was leaving the club with two local girls when the attack took place. Detective Inspector Dave Hoare, the man heading up the investigation, said that both girls had been questioned. Police are waiting to talk to Harvey.

The attack has led to some confusion, though. A recorded message on the Notts Police information line has been made to let people know just who Harvey is. The message says: "We've had a couple of calls from the media asking if Brian Harvey was the singer in that group Robbie Williams
... Brian Harvey was not in Robbie Williams, he was in East 17. Brian May was the guitaristRobbie Williams".

Read More On This Artist

More News
George Harrison, The Bee Gees to be honoured with The Recording Academy's Lifetime...
Single hidden by Jack White inside furniture found a decade later
The Maccabees on new album: 'It's stripped back, fewer layers, more piano'
Alt-J, Florence + The Machine, The War On Drugs to play Sweden's Way Out West festival
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge discusses plans for punk trio's new album
Karen O says label boss Julian Casablancas is 'a fucking amazing guy'
The Wombats announce details of new album 'Glitterbug'
Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell one million albums in UK and US in 2014
London superclub Fabric respond to reports they are facing closure after drug-related deaths
Pussy Riot: 'Our goal is not to make a political album'
Azealia Banks accuses Eminem of sexism in his music
Gerard Way 'made plans to work with' The Libertines' Carl Barat
The Smiths' Mike Joyce says Queen should wear 'Queen is Dead' T-shirt during...
Wu-Tang Clan tried to get James Blake to feature on 'A Better Tomorrow'
Royal Blood 'wanted to support Foo Fighters before even starting the band'
Spectres announce UK tour dates
Taylor Swift was surprised at industry's reaction to her decision to leave Spotify
Ride, Bastille, Duran Duran and more to play tiny War Child gigs
Noel Gallagher's teenage daughter recalls how he embarrassed her in front of Harry Styles
Manics' Nicky Wire: 'There hasn't been a decent attempt at a Christmas single in...
Radio 1 music boss tells The Killers' Brandon Flowers: 'You're not too old to make...
John Lydon: 'Ukip's talk about immigration is subdued racism'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM