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Cuban nightclub in Canterbury stripped of 3am licence

One of Canterbury's busiest nightclubs has been stripped of its 3am licence following a challenge from police.

The Cuban must now call time at 1am at the latest on any given night - but management have vowed to appeal the decision.

Council licensing committee members had been asked to review the city centre venue's licence and could have revoked it completely.

The Cuban in High Street, Canterbury.
The Cuban in High Street, Canterbury.

The police licensing officer showed CCTV footage of young female drinkers leaving The Cuban on three different occasions.

Committee members were also told at today's hearing that seven further incidents of drunkenness could be potentially linked to the club.

According to council papers, the police sought "revocation of the premises' licence" on the grounds of public safety.

Marino Marinou, designated premises supervisor, said: "We are extremely disappointed with the outcome of today's hearing and will be appealing the decision immediately.

"Until then we will be trading under our existing 3am licence and there will be absolutely no impact on our events over Christmas, Boxing Day, Bank Holiday Sunday or New Year's Eve.

"The Cuban will still be open six nights a week until 3am with all of our regular events.

"We will continue to work closely with the local authorities to remedy the situation."

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