A nightclub has had its licence revoked after two drug-related deaths in two years.Birmingham City Council’s licensing sub committee made the decision on Tuesday saying they felt “public safety was at risk” at Rainbow Venues in Digbeth.Teenagers Michael Trueman and Dylan Booth both died after visiting the club in Lower Trinity Street. Councillors said it is the only city nightclub to have experienced drug-related deaths in recent years.Earlier this month the venue’s licence was suspended following the death of Mr Trueman.The 19-year-old, a student at Birmingham City University, died in hospital on 30 October, the day after attending a Halloween party at the club. Midlands Live: Man ‘inches’ from bus wheel crush; Alabama Rot warning after dog death
Dylan Booth, 18, from Solihull, died in hospital after taking a drug at the Rainbow Venues on New Year’s Eve 2015. Three men and a woman were also taken ill but recovered.Following an expedited review hearing, sub committee members ruled to revoke the licence. In the decision notice, it says: “All in all the sub committee lacked confidence that personnel at the premises would be able to uphold the licensing objectives, no matter how tightly conditioned.”Although the sub committee gave careful consideration to the submissions made and the proposed conditions offered by the premises licence holder, members were not persuaded that issues around drugs could be addressed satisfactorily.”There was a clear risk of further crime and disorder, and a risk to public safety, particularly in relation to drugs.”The club has 21 days to appeal the decision. The BBC has contacted Rainbow Venues for comment.
Source: BBC Black Country