Birmingham city centre nightclub shut down following council review - here's why

King VN on Holloway Head has had its licences revoked
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Two premises licences for King VN on Holloway Head have been revoked after a full review by Birmingham City Council.

The bar's licences have now been revoked on the grounds that the premises is associated with serious crime and disorder. The review was asked for by West Midlands Police.

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Two licences were active within the premises, with two different licence holders, and both have been suspended, along with the removal of the DPS (Designated premises supervisor) for both. A decision notice will be issued in the coming days and they have the right of appeal to the Magistrates Court within 21 days of receipt of their letter.

The decision has been made pending the full hearing which will take place in 28 days time. The suspension of the licence follows a warrant police executed on Saturday January 6, where a large amount of class A and B drugs were found, along with cash totalling over £30,000.

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King VN, Birmingham city centre

Two people aged 38 and 35 were arrested at the scene and have since been released on bail as enquiries are ongoing.

Other warrants were also carried out in Birmingham city centre on Thursday 4 January and Friday 5 January, where fines were issued by Immigration for illegal workers. Warrants were executed at businesses on Wrottesley Street and Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham, where the fines were handed out.

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