'Loophole' in Oceana nightclub security leads to licence revoke

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By adam_leone | Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 12:49

Oceana Nightclub has had its licence revoked after a sub-committee hearing revealed a loophole in security allowed a knife to be taken into the venue on the night of a fatal stabbing.  

A weapon was able to enter the Clarence Street nightclub through the Woo Woo bar.

Chair of the licensing committee Councillor Liz Green said: "After hearing the evidence from the police, residents, and the license holders the committee feels that the revocation of the licences is the only appropriate response."

Oceana nightclub owners have refused to comment further, but if you want to see some crime stats, click here. 

At the hearing it was revealed that Oceana was a host to a number of crimes involving theft, GBH and alleged rape.

Kingston's borough commander Martin Greenslade told the committee that "almost all" of the violent crimes were committed under the influence of alcohol.

Last month, 20-year-old Jamie Sanderson was murdered whilst out with friends at Oceana nightclub in Kingston.  

He died on the way to hospital.  3 Arrests have since been made in connection.

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