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Greenwich Proud2 licence to be decided after night of violence
A NIGHTCLUB'S future will be decided next week after a night of violence which saw two stabbings and angry club goers armed with paving slabs.
Proud2 at The O2 had its licence suspended for 28 days earlier this month by a Greenwich Council committee following incidents in the early hours of September 2.
Police reports claim trouble flared outside the 3,000 capacity nightspot, when a group of around 20 revellers were refused entry.
It is claimed they later returned armed with weapons including iron poles, paving slabs and concrete, some of which were hurled towards club staff.
In a separate incident, police say there was a fight between 10 clubbers inside the venue, leading to one man being stabbed in the chest and left with injuries originally thought to be life-threatening.
A member of security staff was also hit with an ice bucket, causing cuts to his face while another club-goer was stabbed in the arm, as other customers ran to escape the melee.
The police report states: "The club has serious failings in its management of the events and the security staff seem incapable of dealing with the clientele that are attracted to the well attended, but more challenging events.
"This style of event has the potential to attract crime, violence and disorder, which is not properly controlled within the club."
On Thursday (Oct 4), a council licensing review sub-committee will discuss modifications to the club's licence, including the option to suspend or even revoke it.
A club spokesman said they could not comment because it was a police matter.
Timothy Williams, aged 26, of Welton Road, Plumstead, has been charged with ABH and will appear at Bexley Magistrates' Court on October 16.
Anthony Thompson, aged 24, from Brixton, has been charged with a public order offence and appears t the same court on October 3.