ONE of Preston’s most popular nightclubs has been forced to close for a week following an alleged assault.
Eight conditions have been imposed on Browns Cafe Bar in Glovers Court following an urgent review of its licence yesterday.
The main condition is that the venue is closed down until next week.
Lancashire Police requested a review of the venue’s licence following an incident at the weekend.
Coun Brian Rollo who sits on Preston Council’s Licensing Committee said: “The police came to us on Wednesday, they wanted to do a review of the licence following an incident on Sunday.
“It will be closed until Thursday June 6.
“They [the police] wanted it shut this weekend.”
Coun Rollo said the club’s owners were “co-operating fully.”
A spokesman for Lancashire Police confirmed officers attended a report on an assault in the early hours on Monday morning.
They were called to the Royal Preston Hospital after a man turned up with back and neck injuries and a second man had an injury to his face.
The spokesman could not confirm if the incident was the one that had led to the licensing review. A spokesman for Preston Council confirmed that the venue will be closed until June 6 and that the final conditions are currently being finalised.
It is understood the conditions will include an earlier closing time, training for door staff and a dispersal scheme in place. The conditions are due to be published by Preston Council next week.
The RnB club opened its doors more than 15 years ago.
When contacted by the Lancashire Evening Post Browns told us that there had been a miscommunication and they had nothing to say, before hanging up. When contacted again they hung up for a second time.