Oceana Kingston licence revoked for 14 days

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Oceana nightclub has had its licence revoked for 14 days following the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man.

Kingston councillors made the decision at an emergency licensing meeting this afternoon.

The club will stay closed tonight.

Detectives are still investigating the fatal stabbing of Jamie Sanderson in the early hours of Thursday.

The council suspended the license after an application from the Metropolitan Police ahead of a another committee meeting, where the club will be given the chance to make representations.

Council leader Derek Osbourne backed the decision. He said: “This is clearly the right thing to do when there has been a stabbing in a nightclub and concerns over security arrangements.

“Particularly as this is a club that in the past his given the police a cause for concern.

“It is proper that we give ourselves the proper space to get all the proper information to make a considered long term decision.

“It is important within the midst of this that a young person has died and that our sympathies must be with families."

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, though he has not been charged. Police been given extra time to question him.

An inquest has not yet been opened, Fulham Coroner’s Court confirmed today.

On its website Oceana describe the Wednesday student night, known as “Fuzzy Logic” as the biggest in the UK and for clubbers to expect “mayhem, games and cheap drinks”.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lawson has asked anyone who saw the incident to contact the police.

He said: “If you were in that area of the club and saw the altercation, or the events leading up to this altercation, you may have vital evidence which could help this investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 358 0200 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:11pm Sat 27 Oct 12

NewKingstonian says...

My sympathy lies with the family of the young man who was killed.

Let's hope that this dreadful incident causes a thorough review of the suitability of these premises operating in Kingston. I can't help but think this incident has been waiting to happen and now that it has questions must be asked and answers provided. If there is any shadow of a doubt, this place must be closed.
My sympathy lies with the family of the young man who was killed. Let's hope that this dreadful incident causes a thorough review of the suitability of these premises operating in Kingston. I can't help but think this incident has been waiting to happen and now that it has questions must be asked and answers provided. If there is any shadow of a doubt, this place must be closed. NewKingstonian
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