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Love & Liquor in Kilburn forced to close earlier following ‘mass brawl’ claim

PUBLISHED: 12:05 29 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:05 29 February 2016

Love & Liquor must close two hours earlier (Pic: Google)

Love & Liquor must close two hours earlier (Pic: Google)

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A bar in Kilburn will be forced to close two hours earlier following claims of a mass brawl that left four revellers unconscious.

Camden Council has ordered Love & Liquor in Kilburn High Road, to close at 1m instead of 3am from Monday to Saturday and until midnight on Sunday

The bar, which is popular with celebrities and actor Idris Elba has deejayed there, has also had 30 extra conditions placed on its licence.

Police requested the council review the club’s licence after they claimed bouncers lost control of customers on November 29 last year at 3am after a row broke out inside, caused by two girls from different groups.

One of the women received a fractured arm and hand, cuts to her head and bruising to her face.

One anonymous witness, a catering company manager who was at the club to celebrate his employee’s birthday, said he was in the VIP area of the club when a “massive brawl” broke out and noticed a friend was missing.

In a statement he said: “As I was looking around trying to find my friend I noticed one of my employees being attacked. He was being hit and had his turban knocked off and was outnumbered. I naturally ran to him and tried to pull him out.

“As he escaped, someone bottled my kneecap and I hit the ground. Then there was just constant kicks and punches as I was on the ground. I could not get out until someone dragged me out to the toilets and saw m employee and knew we were both safe.”

CCTV cameras picked up four unconscious men, one of whom is known to the police as a gang member who “refused to cooperate”.

PC Christopher Malone said in the report that all incidents of violence in the past 18 months had occurred around between 2 and 3am at weekends.

Darko Martin, the club manager, has been contacted.

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