23 March 2023 Expedited License review: Ballie Ballerson

Following a serious incident inside Ballie Ballerson, Curtain Road, Shoreditch on Saturday 18th March. The Police requested an expedited license review with Hackney Council.

A male has had his face slashed inside the venue, causing a significant facial injury which is expected to be life-changing.

Due to ongoing Police investigations, this was a closed review held on 23 March 2023.

The venue already has considerable conditions within its license. These further conditions were added by the committee:

  • All customers must enter via a metal-detecting search arch and, where required, be subject to a further search by metal-detecting search wands;
  • All SIA door supervisors must wear body-worn cameras;
  • For the next 28 days a senior manager from Pinnacle Protection shall be present at the premises when it is open for licensable activities from 9pm on Friday and Saturdays

The date of the full public hearing is to be confirmed at a later date