The fate of a Hounslow nightclub hangs in the balance after it was temporarily shut down following a serious attack.
Troubled Bar 113 on High Street, Hounslow, was ordered to close for 28 days by police and an emergency licensing review was called for, following an assault in which three people were injured at the venue on October 18.
The premises has been labelled a hotspot for crime by police, following a large number of arrests and antisocial behaviour in the last 12 months.
Police made an application to Hounslow council for the review of the licence and the panel made a decision to suspend the licence with immediate effect, on October 20.
Superintendent Mark Payne, of Hounslow Police, said: “Bar 113 has been a focal point for crime and antisocial behaviour for the last 12 months.
"This culminated in a serious assault on October 18.
“It had been monitored by police and the council for some time and despite repeated engagement with the manager and premises, they have failed to comply with the conditions of the licence.
"Police have closed the venue for 28 days so that a full licensing review can take place.”
This means the owner cannot use the premises any licensable activity such as selling alcohol or playing music.
If the owner is found to be in breach of the suspension, it could result in up to six months in prison and an unlimited fine.
More than three years ago, Bar 113 was subject to an emergency licensing review following a stabbing but it was decided to allow the venue to stay open.
Councillor Sue Sampson, cabinet member for community protection at Hounslow Council, said: “The licensing panel has acted quickly and appropriately.
“What happened at Bar 113 was extremely serious.
"The premises has become a magnet for antisocial behaviour which if not dealt with properly could have resulted in more serious incidents.
“Our priority and that of the police, is to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors and we will do everything we can to stop anti-social behaviour like this taking place in our borough.”
A full review of the premises licence will be held on November 8.
Getwestlondon has attempted to contact the bar.
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