Browns licence review: Nightclub to keep licence but police conditions stay

Posted on - 25th June, 2013 - 4:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Preston News
Browns and Truth have become two of the mainstays of a Preston night out

Browns and Truth have become two of the mainstays of a Preston night out

A Preston nightclub has kept its licence following a hearing by the city council’s licensing sub-committee.


The management of Browns and Truth nightclubs were hauled before councillors following a request from Lancashire Police to have their licence reviewed.

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It followed a number of incidents in the early hours of Monday 27 May at a Carnival after-party.

Councillors chose to add restrictions to the venues licence, such as serving drinks in plastic glasses and requiring more searches of revellers entering the venues, which were imposed following the Carnival party.

Browns had been forced to close for a week in early June following the incidents due to police fears over safety at the venue.


Lawyers representing the venue disputed police reports which claimed two men had been stabbed inside the venue on the night.

Paul Milner, part of the management team from Browns and Truth, said: “The police clearly had concerns and as a responsible and well-managed venue, we have a duty to work with the police to remedy those concerns. We are always happy to work with the police and to take their advice because we have the same goal – to ensure that Preston is a safe and enjoyable place to be.”

Licensing Sergeant John Lovick praised the management at the venue for the attitude they had adopted since the alleged incident.

He said: “Since the incident in May, the management of the premises and their representatives have worked hard in collaboration with the Police to ensure that the venue is a safe place to go for a night out.”

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