Nightclub in Park Royal loses its licence after reveller is shot
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A nightclub in Park Royal where a man was shot and a second one injured on its doorstep following a rave has been stripped of its licence.
The two victims, both 22, were at The Lounge, in Unimix House, Abbey Road, when they were forced to flee the venue with other revellers after tear gas was set off inside.
As they ran outside a gunman opened fire hitting one man in his right knee.
The second victim suffered a broken jaw in a separate attack.
Brent Council’s alcohol and entertainment licensing sub-committee revoked its licence last week.
The decision was made following concerns over crime and disorder, public safety and public nuisance according to a Brent Council spokesman.
The club has 28 days to appeal.
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In his review, Nick Mortimer, Brent Police’s licensing team officer said the event, which attracted around 450 guests, was held without the knowledge of the relevant authorities and was not a use agreed as part of the application process.
He added: “It is my opinion the premises licence holder is incapable of running this venue within the conditions agreed and there is a serious risk of further crime and disorder should it re open.”
The news comes almost a month after Ch Supt Mike Gallagher pledged to increase scrutiny into licensed premises in the borough following the incident.
Officers from Operation Trident, the Metropolitan Police’s specialist team that probes gang crime, is investigating the incident.
No arrests have been made
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 0208 358 0051 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.