The public is expected to learn more this afternoon (Friday, July 8) about why police are seeking a three-month closure order against Rosies nightclub in Chester.
Cheshire Police have initially closed the Northgate Street club for up to 48 hours following what the police have so far simply described as ‘a number of recent incidents’.
An application is being made at Chester magistrates around 2pm today (Friday, July 8) where more evidence is expected to emerge and which could see the premises shut for as long as three months.
The closure notice has been issued under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.
Posted next to the main door of Rosies, it says there are ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing that ‘the use of the premises has resulted or is likely to result in serious nuisance to members of the public’.
The notice, signed by Superintendent Kevin Bennett, adds: “That there has been, or is likely to be, disorder near those premises associated with the use of those premises.”
With respect to the proposed closure order, it says: “Should the magistrates’ court decide to make a closure order, the premises will be closed to all persons for a period up to three months.”
Cheshire Police spokeswoman Shelley Smith said: “It is due to a number of recent incidents.”
Meanwhile, Chester's only other nightclub Cruise has been encouraging racegoers to visit them after today's evening meeting, saying on Twitter: "The ONLY place to be this evening!"