A teenager was stabbed in Liverpool (Image: Liverpool echo)

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Violence and disorder broke out in towns and cities across England on Monday as people went out to celebrate 'Freedom Day'.

Parts of Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Brighton and Milton Keynes were all blighted by incidents, with several arrests made.

Lockdown rules were relaxed as the clock struck midnight, with nightclubs able to open their doors for the first time in 16 months.

This saw revellers hitting the streets to enjoy their newfound freedom – although not everyone was well behaved.

A section 60 order – which gives police the right to stop and search certain people – was enforced in Milton Keynes after an altercation involving "bladed weapons".

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A section 60 was put in place in Milton Keynes
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And a teenager was stabbed in the head in Liverpool after being set upon by a gang of boys.

A probe has also been launched in Brighton after a man was stabbed in the chest.

The victim, 20, suffered a chest injury and has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition, Sussex Police said.

A man, 18, was swiftly arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He remains in custody for questioning, the force added.

The section 60 order was enforced in Milton Keynes from 9:14pm, Thames Valley Police said.

It was put in place following an incident in the Greenleys area, the force added, and will remain active for at least 24 hours.

Inspector Andy Pearce said: "This Section 60 order has been put in place in response to this incident of violence, which was an altercation between a number of people who were armed with bladed weapons.

"The order is put in place to reduce the risk of serious violence and offending from taking place, and is made under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

"Incidents such as this, which include violence and involve bladed weapons, are completely unacceptable in our communities, and we will do all possible to make the streets safer for everyone."

In Liverpool, the victim, 15, was stabbed in the city's Albert Dock area.

The Liverpool Echo reports that as many as 16 police vehicles could be seen at the height of the incident, over which no arrests have been made so far.

Merseyside Police said: "An investigation is underway following an incident near to the big wheel by the Albert Dock this evening (Monday, July 19), which resulted in a 15-year-old boy receiving two cuts to his head.

Leicestershire Police were called to the Belgrave Gate area on Monday
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"Officers were called at approximately 9pm to reports of a stabbing. It is believed that the victim was assaulted by a group of approximately five youths who have then run off.

"The victim believes that one of the males was armed with a knife.

"The victim has been taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be serious."

The force also put a dispersal order in place after reports that a large group of males and females – believed to be mainly teenagers – were intimidating staff and parents at the Wild Shore water park.

It was also said that a fight broke out later on, with some involved reportedly carrying knives.

The high street in Bury Park, Luton
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A boy, 16, was arrested at the scene.

Acting Chief Inspector Geoff Stewart, said: “The waterfront should be a safe space for everyone to enjoy the lovely weather we’ve been having, not a place for the reckless anti-social behaviour that took place yesterday and today.

"Families were at the facility enjoying the sunshine and splashing about in the water and we won't let the actions of a few spoil it for those who want to enjoy the activities and facilities the city has to offer."

There was also violence in Leicester, with police called to the assault of a man in the Belgrave Gate area.

Leicestershire Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything at around 4:20am on Tuesday to contact them.

And in Luton, Bedfordshire Police rushed to a "violent disorder" which saw five men taken to hospital.

The force said that a number of arrests were made, and none of the victims are said to be in a life threatening condition.