Liverpool

Funky Box loses licence after man loses facial features in fight

Funky Box in Liverpool
Image caption The man was injured outside Funky Box in Liverpool

A Liverpool nightclub has lost its licence after a man had several facial features bitten off during an attack on the street outside.

The 31-year-old victim, from Wavertree, lost his nose, ears and lip outside Funky Box in Fleet Street on 20 August.

Laurence Richard McGinn, 28, has been charged with section 18 wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Liverpool City Council's licensing sub-committee revoked the licence with immediate effect on Monday.

Merseyside Police had applied to the local authority to have the licence revoked.

In a report prepared for the meeting, councillors were told that "in the opinion of a Superintendent of Merseyside Police the premises are associated with serious crime and serious disorder".

The club was already the subject of a police review following several serious assaults, the report added.

Mr McGinn appeared before magistrates last month and is due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 28 November.

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