04:30AM, Wednesday 14 May 2014
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.
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