Forest Gate club’s licence revoked

The club's licence has been revoked

The club's licence has been revoked - Credit: Archant

A Forest Gate nightclub, where bouncers are said to have assaulted clubbers, will be closing after its licence was revoked by Newham Council.

Vital CCTV footage of the alleged incidents at the Temptations at 392 Romford Road, Forest Gate went missing.

The council’s licensing sub-committee decided to revoke the licence for the club on July 2. It heard that, in less than a year, there were at least three occasions when violent and anti-social incidents occurred.

Police could not get CCTV footage to help them investigate, despite that it was a condition of the club’s licence to have CCTV records.

Councillor Ian Corbett, chair of the committee, said: “Temptations’ track record has been appalling and the situation is completely unacceptable.

“Let this be a warning to other licensed premises who step out of line.

“We will never shirk from taking the tough action necessary to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.”

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A police statement to the committee said: “Evidence shows that this venue is the source for a number of crimes that are of a violent and anti-social nature.”

Police said a customer was thrown out of the club in June 2012 for being drunk. Once outside, he was “kicked in the head and face which resulted in him in having a blooded nose and swollen face. The victim was then taken to Newham General Hospital where his injuries were seen to. The victim suffered a fractured nose. A request for the relevant CCTV footage proved to be negative and vital evidence was lost.”

In another incident in March this year a victim left the club but tried to re-enter after realising he had left his jacket. He was punched and kicked in the face and legs by security staff, leaving him with a bloodied hand.”

CCTV footage was again unavailable.

The council also received noise complaints about the club.

The club declined to comment.