Security cameras were not working properly when four people were shot at a Birmingham music event, it has emerged.
An emergency meeting of city licensing chiefs agreed to a police request for an immediate ban on future events at a room in the Custard Factory, Digbeth.
The ban will remain in place until the firm behind last weekend’s gig, Soul Factory, can show that CCTV cameras are fully working.
Violence erupted in the early hours of last Sunday morning, leaving three men and a woman suffering gunshot wounds. All were treated in hospital for their injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.
A hearing to consider the future of the Premises Licence for the room, known as Space 2, will be held by the council on July 12.
Tough new restrictions have been imposed, giving police the right to conduct security searches in advance of future events.
Police evidence to the council licensing sub-committee alleged a CCTV monitoring screen was not working properly when the shooting took place.
Sub-committee member Coun Bruce Lines (Con Bartley Green) confirmed: “We found that the conditions of the licence weren’t being followed.”
Soul Factory managing director Simon Jones is confident that police will approve security arrangements and that the ban will be lifted immediately.
Mr Jones added: “As far as we are aware, the CCTV system was working properly prior to the event on Saturday night. However, during the unrest at the club, the system was damaged.
“We have engineers on site repairing the damage and we have taken the opportunity to install an upgraded system.
“We have invited West Midlands Police to inspect the system, which we expect will meet their specifications as it will be comparable to systems in similar venues.
“We hope that the police will be able to confirm their satisfaction as quickly as possible.
“However, as the safety of our guests and the public is absolute priority, we have voluntarily decided not to open the venue this Saturday while we carry out a thorough review of all our security procedures. We expect the venue to be open as normal for our next scheduled event on 3rd July.”