Factory assault bouncers sacked by safety agency

Factory 251 has terminated its contract with safety agency Professional Security, who employed the bouncers below police investigation for an assault exterior the Manchester membership final weekend. Professional Security has additionally sacked the workers concerned.

18-year-old Joe Sharratt, a rugby league participant for St Helens academy, was hospitalised with a bleed on the mind following the incident.

Mr Sharratt’s buddy Leon Cooper, a pharmacy scholar at Manchester University, was additionally attacked. He mentioned to the BBC: I attempted to assist him however they have been simply hitting me. I wasn't making an attempt to assault them...I used to be simply making an attempt to get to my mate."

"I did not even realise what number of occasions I had been hit. You can see within the video I am simply making an attempt to get to him [Mr Sharratt] they usually're whacking me regardless that I am not punching them in any respect."

Professional Security launched an announcement on its web site addressing, confirming it “has terminated the contracts of all the safety personnel concerned on this incident.”

PS added: “We have been appalled by the behaviour of the door supervisors proven within the footage of this incident, which contradicts the whole lot that we try to attain at Professional Security.”

Factory 251 faces a suspension of its license following the assault.

A spokesman for Manchester City Council’s licensing committee mentioned they may “discover all choices” in reviewing Factory’s license.

A report from Greater Manchester Police to the council cited a “lack of obligation of care” and mentioned suspension must be thought of.

GMP additionally famous that nobody from the membership “contacted police to tell them the incident was happening" or referred to as an ambulance. This was condemned as extraordinarily regarding, and indicative of "both a worrying degree of incompetence at greatest or, extra severely, a potential try to cowl up the incident".

Licensing committee member Rabnawaz Akbar condemned the assault “nothing in need of sickening”.


Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, comply with him on Twitter

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