On Monday, there was a special Licensing sub-committee meeting to discuss Bar Ish on Stoke Newington Road.
On Saturday 13th November there was a serious fight outside the venue, after a 17th birthday got out of hand. A young man was stabbed during the incident, and police fear that the venue was the focus for rivalries between local gangs.
As a result the Police applied for an 'expedited review' of the premises licence in order to deal with the serious crime and disorder.
The owner did not turn up for the hearing, and the Licensing committee have suspended the premises licence with immediate effect. More information online here.
The Police have also applied for a full review of the licence and the deadline for making representations is 17th December.