Ban on glasses at city club

The Hub nighclub & bar. 10 Market Street, Wakefield.'New licensing conditions have been placed on the management after an assault which resulted in a man being glassed in the face.'w4850d113
The Hub nighclub & bar. 10 Market Street, Wakefield.'New licensing conditions have been placed on the management after an assault which resulted in a man being glassed in the face.'w4850d113

A NIGHTCLUB has been banned from using glasses after a man was left with “horrific facial lacerations” following a bottle attack.

Victim Dean Raikes, 26, was taken to hospital suffering from a several deep wounds to his face including a two-inch gash to his forehead after the incident in The Hub, on Market Street, last month.

Wakefield Council’s licensing committee has imposed several new rules that the club’s owners must abide by in order to keep their business open.

Mr Raikes, from Hemsworth, had gone to the club to celebrate his birthday when he was hit with a glass.

He said: “My face was bleeding everywhere when it happened and I lost a tooth.

“I’ve been left with permanent scars around my lip and my chin.”

Last Thursday the council committee members ordered CCTV which meets Home Office and police standards to be installed in the club.

Officers had criticised the previous black and white camera system.

The Hub management team will also have to adopt a proof of age scheme, first aid provision and staff training.

A report published after the meeting said: “Within the application and supporting certificate it was stated that strong, robust management at the venue was clearly lacking.

“Representations have been made that this was not the case, however it is clear that further specific conditions would support management in support of their duties under the Licensing Act. Therefore conditions on training are required.”

The Hub had its licence suspended on March 3 by the council’s licensing committee.

It was allowed to reopen after a further hearing on March 11 pending the result of the full review.

A man was arrested on suspicion of assault following the incident in February.

He has since been released on bail pending further investigations.

Anyone with information should contact Wakefield CID on 0845 6060606 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.