Dawn raids on five addresses take place in Nottingham...

Police in NOTTINGHAM arrested four men this morning (December 14) in connection with the attack on BRIAN HARVEY.

The men were arrested following dawn raids on five addresses in Nottingham, police have revealed. A firearm was discovered at one of the addresses, though it is not connected to the assault. The men, who have not been named, are 19, 21, 26 and 32 years old.

Harvey was attacked in the early hours of Tuesday morning (December 11) outside local club The Works where he had been performing. The former East 17 star was scalped with an axe or large knife after being surrounded by a group of four or five men. He required plastic surgery, where doctors took a piece of skin from his thigh and grafted it to his head.

Harvey is out of hospital and recovering.