Trouble at nightspot - but licence is granted

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 August 2012

Dragon Kiss

Dragon Kiss

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STAMPING on a fellow clubbers head, threatening to gauge someone’s eye out and putting a knife to an alleged victim’s throat – just a few of the incidents police say have taken place at a Weston nightspot this year.

Officers have recorded 65 crimes at Dragon Kiss in Regent Street over the past 12 months, more than three times the figure for Yates’s and Mi Bar that stand either side of it.

The owners of the nightspot applied for two temporary events notices to extend their hours over two weekends in the next couple of months.

But police objected to the proposals, saying about two thirds of crime there takes place after midnight.

The application was granted on Thursday by North Somerset Council’s licensing sub-committee, which felt the nightspot could manage the extension in hours sufficiently.

A list produced by officers as part of the licensing hearing this week shows offences including GBH, criminal damage, assault, theft and possession of cannabis took place at Dragon Kiss between July 2011 and July 2012.

In once incident a woman used her shoe to smash the front door, while in another offenders stamped on the victim’s head and face.

Back in June officers were called after someone was kicked in the back, stamped on and threatened with having his eye gauged.

In March a man was left unconscious after being punched in the side of the head in Dragon Kiss and at the end of last year someone was approached by someone in the bar and had his ear bitten.

Dragon Kiss bosses wanted to extend their hours for the bank holiday last weekend and then again for three days in October.

Cam and Que Mu were convicted earlier this year and Kiem Mu pleaded guilty last year in relation to licensing breaches at the bar.

The current application was in the name of Que Mu.


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