Esco bar and nightclub in Tamworth closed by police and council after reports of violence

A bar and nightclub have been closed by police and council after reports of violence.

Esco in King Street, Tamworth town center has had its license to serve alcohol suspended pending a full hearing.

Confirming the news on Thursday February 24, Tamworth Police said: ‘Esco Bar and Restaurant, King Street is closed.

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“Following an incident early Sunday, February 20, the liquor service license has been suspended pending a full hearing.

“Local officers will ensure that this suspension is not violated.”

When asked for more information, Staffordshire Police said: ‘We were called at 3am on Sunday February 20 to premises in King Street, Tamworth, following reports of violence. Officers attended and a 31-year-old man was taken to hospital with suspected serious injuries. He has since been discharged from hospital and refused help from officers.

“Officers working with the Tamworth Borough Council Licensing Committee have since successfully secured a suspension of the premises license and it has been closed pending further review in 28 days.”

Councilor Martin Summers, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for the Voluntary Sector, Town Centre, Evening Economy and Community Safety, said: ‘An application has been made to the Tamworth Borough Council Licensing Committee , by Staffordshire Police, for a summary examination of the premises license held by ESCO Bar and Nightclub.

“An emergency licensing subcommittee meeting was held on February 23 to review the application and determine whether any interim measures should be taken, pending a full review. Committee members agreed with the police representations and decided that immediate suspension of the facility’s license was the appropriate course of action.

“The premises license review request will be reviewed in full by the Licensing Committee within 28 days (from February 21). At this stage, a final decision will be made regarding the application and the interim measures in place.

“The establishment licensee has the right to make representations to the council to reconsider the interim measures, and if representations are made, the council shall hold a hearing to consider them.”

Esco Bar has been approached for comment.

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