Aberdeen nightclub faces closure over ‘links to criminals’
Claims branded ‘nonsense’ by businessman
AN ABERDEEN nightclub was today on the verge of being shut down after police claimed it was run by a man allegedly linked to criminals.
Aberdeen licensing board voted to revoke the licence of Aurum on Diamond Street in 14 days.
The decision was taken on the grounds of failing to prevent crime and disorder, and also public safety after door staff were accused of serious assault.
The adjacent Society Bar also faces losing its licence on the grounds of failing to prevent crime and disorder.
Board members were told that Kirk Harrison, who was accused of running the businesses, denied any wrong doing or criminality.
Mr Harrison’s QC Robert Skinner said claims – made by Grampian Police – were “simply nonsense”.