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Cage fighting Ribbleton labour club keeps licence

Posted on - 17th November, 2011 - 7:08pm | Author - | Posted in - News

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A Preston social club which caused nationwide uproar when it held a cage fighting match between children as young as 8 has escaped closure.

The Greenland’s Labour Club in Ribbleton was hauled before the Preston City Council licensing sub committee after a review was called for after videos appeared on the web of children sparring.

At a hearing this morning councillors decided the club notify the council at least 21 days before an event if it intends to hold an event which involving physical contact between children under 10 years old.

A statement from the sub committee said: “The event featuring children was not a private function. Therefore, there has been a breach of the licence conditions in that children were in the premises after 6pm.”

Councillors heard evidence from supporters of the club who had rallied to its defence, branding it a vital part of their community.

What do you think about the decision? The right one? A let off for the club? Or common sense? Let us know your views in the comments below

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