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Gatecrasher to re-open tomorrow after police lift licence suspension …

Police have lifted the licence suspension at Broad Street s Gatecrasher nightclub, but are still in talks with the Rainbow Club, which remains closed.

The Birmingham Mail revealed yesterday11 that both nightclubs had been slapped with licence suspensions after outbreaks of violence had left customers with serious injuries earlier this month.

Police met with the owners of both clubs on Tuesday22 to see if strict new conditions had been met, meaning they would be allowed to re-open ahead of a full hearing.

Broad Street s Gatecrasher club met the interim steps and will re-open on Thursday.

The club was ordered to terminate its contract with a security firm at an expedited review on August 19 following an incident involving security staff on August 15.

It was also ordered to conduct a review of the management team and warned that the first week of re-opening will see a reduction in capacity of 50 per cent.

The Digbeth-based Rainbow club has been shut since August 14 and is still in talks with police about meeting its interim steps.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police33 said the force was still in discussions with the club and added that it would only re-open if officers were satisfied that interim steps had been met.

Gatecrasher To Re-open Tomorrow After Police Lift Licence Suspension ...The Rainbow nightclub had its licence suspended

Details of the August 9 incident that led to the suspension have not been published by licensing chiefs, but the interim steps include a root and branch review of the management team and the removal of the security company.

The venue is promoting events for the coming weekend and on Tuesday night Rainbow issued a statement on Facebook, saying it would be open this weekend.

The post read: All of our venues are open this weekend as normal as we are celebrating one amazing Bank Holiday with Elrow and Portal presents Hot Creations!.

However, the authorities, alongside our management, thought it best to put more robust procedures and policies regarding the exponential growth of the Rainbow Venues.

Both nightclubs will still face a full licence hearing in September.

Hurst Street s Electric nightclub, formerly Oceana, has been permanently closed down44 by the building s owners, who vowed to find a new use for the venue.

The move comes after two men were shot, and a third was stabbed in July.

West Midlands Police applied for the review after an urban and grime event descended into violence but the owners told licensing chiefs that it will not reopen as a nightclub.

References

  1. ^5 The Birmingham Mail revealed yesterday (www.birminghammail.co.uk)6
  2. ^7 met with the owners of both clubs on Tuesday (www.birminghammail.co.uk)8
  3. ^9 West Midlands Police (www.birminghammail.co.uk)10
  4. ^11 permanently closed down (www.birminghammail.co.uk)12

References

  1. ^ The Birmingham Mail revealed yesterday (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ met with the owners of both clubs on Tuesday (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  3. ^ West Midlands Police (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  4. ^ permanently closed down (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  5. ^ Jump to Link in Article (news.google.co.uk)
  6. ^ The Birmingham Mail revealed yesterday (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  7. ^ Jump to Link in Article (news.google.co.uk)
  8. ^ met with the owners of both clubs on Tuesday (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  9. ^ Jump to Link in Article (news.google.co.uk)
  10. ^ West Midlands Police (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  11. ^ Jump to Link in Article (news.google.co.uk)
  12. ^ permanently closed down (www.birminghammail.co.uk)

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