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Aberdeen nightclub Chaplins being closed over stewards

An Aberdeen nightclub is being shut down with immediate effect after police raised concerns over public safety.

An urgent meeting of the city's licensing board heard that the current management of Chaplins in the Adelphi did not have the necessary licences to allow door stewards to operate.

Police told members this put public safety at risk.

The board will reconsider the decision in August.

Insp Jim Hume said: "The application was requested due to public safety concerns and this is the first time police in Aberdeen have used such powers allowed under the terms of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

"This is part of our wider commitment to creating a safe city centre."

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