Huntingdon club Level 2 forced to close over public safety fears

A HUNTINGDON nightclub has been forced to close over ‘imminent risk to public safety’.

Police raised safety concerns at the Level 2 nightclub, in All Saints Passage, at Peterborough Magistrate’s Court this morning (Thursday) following a number of incidents in recent weeks, including a disorder during the early hours of Sunday (April 22).

Officers believe there is an imminent risk to public safety and served a Section 161 Licensing Act Closure Order yesterday on the club.

Level 2 will be closed for the next 28 days while their licence is reviewed.

The club was recently taken over by by Kazenove Entertainment Partners.

The venue used Twitter yesterday to tell its customers of the closure. It said: “We’re in trouble guys, [stuff] got out of hand, but we’re going to fight (not literally again) for #Huntingdon’s right to party! #SaveLevel2”.

Inspector Mark Greenhalgh said: “We have genuine concerns for the public’s safety and were keen to work with the license holders to improve the current situation however as they have failed to do this we have taken the necessary action to secure a closure order.

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“Over recent weeks we have been called to a number of incidents at the venue involving violent and drunken behaviour.

“We will continue to work closely with Huntingdon District Council to ensure we protect people living in and visiting Huntingdon.”

Dr Susan Lammin, chairman of the Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership, said: “Partnership members will be happy that the Police have been able to make a stand. We have adopted alcohol related violence in Huntingdon Town Centre as a priority because we want to see people coming into Huntingdon in the evenings to enjoy themselves without fear.”