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Rah Rah Rooms, 215-217 Piccadilly, W1
for any interim measures pending the full review of the premises
LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE No. 4
Councillor Jean-Paul Floru (Chairman), Councillor Nick Evans and
Councillor Murad Gassanly
Adam Deweltz, PC Mike Day and PC Toby
Janes (Metropolitan Police), Mr Andrew
Woods (Solicitor, representing the Licensee),
Mr Tony Flynn (Licensee and Designated Premises Supervisor), Mr
Alan Dugard (Chairman of company which
owns premises) and Mr Arron Curtis (Operations
consideration for any interim steps pending the full review of the
premises licence for Rah Rah Rooms,
215-217 Piccadilly, W1
Sub-Committee heard from PC Deweltz. He stated that
the application had been submitted by the Police on the grounds of
the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety. On Sunday 1 January from 00:33 hours, serious
crime and disorder had taken place.
Three males, one of whom is a 17 year old juvenile,
had received stab wounds at the venue
which was operating as a nightclub. It was believed that the injuries were
caused by a knife or a bladed article.
The Police were currently investigating the matter and as yet no
knife had been found. PC Deweltz advised those present that the injuries
were consistent with that of a knife.
No fragments of glass had been found in the room. The Police had requested medical reports from the
Ambulance Service which would be received in due
course. As yet no arrests had been made
as part of the on-going investigations.
Two of the victims had been identified as members of the Mozart
Gang by the Westminster Gangs Unit. PC
Deweltz added that the Police were
requesting the suspension of the premises licence pending the full
review hearing where they expected to request a revocation of the
PC Deweltz explained that
what had taken place on 1 January was the second example of a
serious incident at the venue where a stabbing had
occurred. On Saturday 3 September 2016,
a male had received stab wounds to his right upper leg. The Police Licensing Team had spoken with
representatives of the venue and had advocated a ‘stepped
approach’ with recommended operational improvements and
conditions in order to prevent further incidents, such as that on 3
September, taking place in the future.
PC Deweltz informed those present that
many failings had been found following the 3 September
incident. These included that patrons
had not been searched to the levels that would have been expected,
the suspects carrying out the disorder had not been detained and
the crime scene had not been preserved.
He made the point that by staff mopping up the blood in the Club,
they had removed the forensic evidence.
He also stated that staff had told Police that the blood on the
floor had been cranberry juice. The
Police had subsequently been able to confirm it was
PC Deweltz advised the
Sub-Committee that there were conditions ...
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