GATECRASHER HAS CLOSED FOR GOOD
Following a string of “violent incidents”
Birmingham's Gatecrasher nightclub has had its license revoked by the council.
As The Birmingham Mail reports, the council’s licensing and public protection committee decided unanimously to shut down the club completely on Wednesday.
The troubled Broad Street nightspot, which is one of the largest in the city, has encountered a string of problems with violence.
The latest episode took place on 31st October — there was a knife-related incident inside the premises and an alleged fight with a doorman. According to reports, the victim was stabbed in the leg and security staff were accused of using make-shift weapons in a brawl with customers.
In September, the 2,400 capacity club had its license temporarily revoked, with police warning that it was in the “last chance saloon”. Last week the club failed in a bid to overturn the temporary suspension of its licence.
At a licensing meeting in September, Pc Abdul Rohoman told councillors: “There have been review hearings in the past and this venue already has more conditions on its licence than any other in Birmingham. This is about maintaining standards that are very high.”
A statement from the council said that police officers had "absolutely no confidence" in the ability of current premises licence holder Simon Raine to operate the club.
The future of the space itself remains unclear.
Via The Birmingham Mail.