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Licensing committee at Mantra review retires to consider its verdict

Licensing committee at Mantra review retires to consider its verdict

Philip Dewey

Licensing committee at Mantra review retires to consider its verdict
Mantra nightclub.

The licensing committee reviewing Windsor nightclub Mantra has retired to consider whether the venue's licence should be revoked.

Thames Valley Police has requested the Goswell Hill club lose its licence after a number of incidents in and outside the club including fighting, vandalism and alleged drug-taking.

Speaking at the final day of the meeting today, police licensing officer Debie Pearmain said: "We believe additional measures on Mantra's licence cannot be put into place because the premises is already heavily conditioned and problems still continue.

"Mantra does and continues to cause problems and we have no other option other than to request the licence is revoked."

Representing club owner Ricardo Monty, solicitor Lisa Sharkey said: "Looking at the totality of the evidence I don't think it's appropriate to revoke the licence.

"My client took over the premises on July 27 and since then there have been very few incidents and the change of door staff has had a positive impact."

At the end of the meeting, held at Windsor Guildhall, chairman of the licensing committee Cllr Phill Bicknell (Con, Park) said the decision would be announced within five working days.

More reports on Mantra review:

Day one: Police officer 'frightened' of policing Mantra events, review hears

Day two: Mantra nightclub accused of failing to report 'criminal activities'

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