Nightclub hit after series of attacks

A nightclub has had its licence temporarily revoked after a string of violent crimes at the venue. Klub Mirage, in Neasden Lane, Neasden, had its licence suspended by councillors after police officers complained that the venue was a magnet for crime and d

A nightclub has had its licence temporarily revoked after a string of violent crimes at the venue.

Klub Mirage, in Neasden Lane, Neasden, had its licence suspended by councillors after police officers complained that the venue was a magnet for crime and disorder.

In the most recent violent outburst at the club a party goer was rushed to hospital after being smashed over the head with a bottle.

And in July another clubber was slashed with a knife as shocked punters looked on.


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Cllr Lincoln Beswick, lead member for crime, said: "If clubs and bars present themselves as a constant thorn in the side of police, and they have been warned about trouble, then obviously we will have to take action. It is about people's safety.

"If clubs break the rules they are given then sanctions need to be put in place. It is sending a lesson to all club owners to take responsibility for all the actions which take place on their property.

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"No club is bigger than the system. Brent will be safe and we will use every tool in our armoury to make sure people who want to have a good time are kept safe.

"This should be taken as a warning to all club owners - we won't tolerate persistent bad behaviour."

Councillors suspended the premises' licence as an interim measure after an application by police.

A full hearing will be set within 28 days to decide whether the licence will be revoked permanently.

Sergeant Adolphus from Brent Police Licensing Department said: "The licence suspension is an indication of how seriously the councillors view these issues and how swiftly police will respond to close premises which are generating crime.

"The new licensing legislation allows us to act quickly with problem premises who do not heed police advice and concerns.

"This club is now closed just six days after the last incident sparked the review.

"We shall continue to work with the premises management of all licensed premises in Brent to ensure they are sensible, social and safe places to enjoy for all in Brent.

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