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Renfrewshire Council suspends licence of Club 69

A Renfrewshire nightclub has had its licence suspended for 10 weeks over problems with security, drunken customers and allegations of drug use.

Renfrewshire Council's licensing board took the decision following police concerns about Club 69 in Paisley.

Strathclyde Police reported an alleged "lock-in" at the venue, as well as issues over licensing of stewards.

In another incident, a customer suffered a head injury after falling on the dance floor.

Police also reported that a teenage girl had been found close to the club covered in blood after a fight.

Licensing board convener Alex Murrin said: "Our licensing objectives are to prevent crime and disorder, secure public safety, prevent public nuisance, and protect and improve public health.

"It was considered the premises were operating in a manner inconsistent with these aims.

"We appreciate that the vast majority of premises in Renfrewshire do take their responsibilities seriously, but we will take action against any premises which continually fails to do so."

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