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Romford nightclub has licence suspended after bouncer is reported to kick club-goer in the head

PUBLISHED: 17:27 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:27 12 May 2016

Circuit nightclub in North Street

Circuit nightclub in North Street

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A popular nightclub has had its license suspended after police reported that a bouncer kicked a club-goer in the head knocking him unconscious.

Circuit nightclub in North Street, Romford, has been forced to shut its doors for a minimum of 48 hours and will not be open this weekend.

The closure comes after the incident happened on May 2 at about 3am.

In a report heard by Havering Council’s licensing sub-committee today, PC Oisin Daly, of Havering Police, said door staff showed “little ability to manage violence” and “used extreme force”.

PC Daly also says how CCTV footage obtained from the venue shows how staff failed to call for an ambulance after the man was kicked in the head - despite him lying on the floor unconscious for three to four minutes.

The committee heard how a brawl inside the club earlier in the night had spiralled out of control leading to several people being escorted out of the venue.

A group of males then loitered outside the venue and started to throw bollards before rushing towards the back door of the club.

It is at this point that a bouncer is reported to push a male backwards and kick him in the head.

Havering borough commander Jason Gwillim said: “We have a really good working relationship with the licensees within Romford Town Centre.

“This is reflected by the partnership award we won together last year. However, we will remain robust around the standards set by our licensing officers.

“Our main aim is to enforce the promotion of the licensing objectives.

“On this occasion all four of the objectives were not adhered to causing serious concern for public safety which will not be tolerated in Havering.”

During a meeting with the police, licence holders for Circuit denied anyone being kicked in the head.

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