Following the news on March 18th, Neighbourhood in Spinningfields has had its license permanently revoked, after a man, in his early 20s, was knifed in the chest, back, and leg by a south Manchester gang member.
It was the second such violent attack involving knifes at the venue, when the bar temporarily lost its license in March 2018, following a brawl where a bouncer is alleged to have hit a man armed with a knife in the face with a glass bottle.
In another incident at the venue, a "well known clubber" on the Manchester circuit, Edmir "Albanian Ed" Plori died after suffering a heart attack at the venue in December 2014. Police recovered two snap bags of cocaine from his clothes and toxicology tests showed traces of the drug in his system.
At the latest hearing, the police complained about the "demographic of some of the patrons who frequent there" and measures put in place after the venue's previous closure had not deterred gang members.
The licensing panel also rejected a request for the venue to re-open with restricted hours. It is not yet known if the owners of Neighbourhood will appeal.