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Nightclub boss to fight loss of licence
11:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
A BICESTER nightclub has had its licence revoked after years of problems with drunkenness and disorder.
G’s nightclub owner George Smith pledged to appeal and can continue trading for at least 21 days.
At a licensing sub committee hearing yesterday, the Cherwell District Council panel was told there had been 325 incidents relating to G’s nightclub, in Dean’s Court, in the past seven years.
Police listed a string of incidents including assaults, drug possession, the case of a 19-year-old woman who was found naked and unconscious in the toilets, and a fight involving about 50 people last October.
The hearing was told the bar’s door staff failed to respond early enough to incidents.
Police licensing officer Laura Morris said in some cases people deemed drunk were served more alcohol.
Mr Smith – who said losing his licence would bankrupt him – told the panel he had improved door staff training, that the premises did not tolerate drunks and had a zero tolerance policy on drugs.
Once an appeal has been lodged, G’s can continue to trade until the matter is decided by magistrates.