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Nightmare over as club loses court battle

PUBLISHED: 15:40 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:55 21 July 2010

A CLOSED Dalston nightclub which residents say gave them years of hell has failed in its bid to get its licence back. Thames magistrates court dismissed an appeal by Pier One Nightspot in Kingsland Road last week. Residents living nearby have express

A CLOSED Dalston nightclub which residents say gave them "years of hell" has failed in its bid to get its licence back.

Thames magistrates' court dismissed an appeal by Pier One Nightspot in Kingsland Road last week.

Residents living nearby have expressed their relief that the long-running saga appears to have come to an end.

A spokeswoman for the John Campbell Road Residents' Association said: "We were on the verge of a nervous

breakdown after eight years of hell.

"Now we can sleep in peace and not worry about the safety of our children and ourselves. The quality of our lives has increased tremendously since Pier One closed."

Hackney Council called for a review of the licence in September last year on the grounds of anti-social behaviour.

The move was backed by Hackney police and the licence was revoked after a five-hour session at the town hall in November last year.

The club's manager, William Lule, appealed against the closure, which was upheld by the council at a review hearing in January, and a final appeal was dismissed by the magistrates.

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