Police press for closure of nightclub
A HIGH street nightclub, described by a police officer as the worst bar he has ever seen in 15 years of service, faces being shut down.
A damning dossier, compiled by Thames Valley Police, said there has been 'nothing but problems' since RABZ Nightclub, in Slough High Street, opened in February.
The 106-page police report reveals instances of disorder and fighting, intelligence of drugs, irresponsible drink promotions and a 'complete lack of control' by the management.
Police even made an order to close the club on its opening night.
Debie Pearmain, police licensing officer, said: "In over 10 years of working as the police licensing officer, and dealing with over 1,000 premises, I have never experienced such issues and lack of control within such a short time of opening."
She said a number of meetings have been held with the licence owner, Majad Hussain, to resolve issues.
However she added: "These meetings have clearly not made any difference to the way the premise is managed and the designated premise supervisor [Mr Hussain] appears to have no regard to authority or the licensing objectives."
In the report, police sergeant Andy Hewitt also stated the club was was the worst premise he had ever visited in more than 15 years service.
The club has a licence to open until 2am, but officers have received reports of customers leaving at 3.45am.
Police received two complaints about advertising on the club's Facebook page, in January, which said it 'won't be letting people into the club who don't speak English'.
Mr Hussain was unavailable for comment.
Licensing sub-committee councillors will decide whether to revoke the club's licence at a meeting in The Centre, in Farnham Road, on Thursday.
If they decide to not revoke the licence, police have asked for it to be suspended with a number of strict conditions imposed.
This article appeared in Slough Observer 25 Jun 12