Council Close Acton Night Club

Licence revoked after drunken assaults, thefts and other crimes

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A nightclub on Acton High Street which police claim has become a magnet for violent crime has had their trading licence removed by Ealing Council.

The Tune Inn, now called Pinx, had appealed against the council decision in March last year to revoke its licence, but this was turned down at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on 28 May. The venue now cannot open, though there is a possibility they may further appeal the decision through higher courts.

The Tune Inn had its appeal against the licence revocation turned down as the police and council were concerned that on-going issues would not be addressed by the club. Police initially applied for closure after a string of drunken assaults, thefts and other crimes took place at the club. Even with continued support from police and council licencing officers when the club was allowed to continue trading during the appeal process, the premises remained a hotspot of illegal and antisocial activity.

Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for community services and safety said with reference to the Tune Inn and the Tudor Rose in Southall,: “While the council and the police work hard to assist businesses improve their performance before we consider harsher measures, at some point enough is enough. In both these cases, the constant stream of violent and illegal incidents , not to mention the regular licence breaches, meant there was no option other than to revoke their licences.

June 24, 2014


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