Sunday, December 17
Bouncer war's broke out at a Barrow town centre nightclub on Saturday night, with the result that police actually shut the place down. Local door staff turned up for work as usual at Barrow's Scorpio nightclub only to be confronted by new bouncers shipped in from Newcastle, who told them that they were to replace the local staff. This led to arguments and scuffles throughout the night and culminated in an all out fight, with some witness's telling me that baseball bats and hatchets were being brandished. Some innocent clubbers were caught up in the violence and this led to the police attending in force and the club being evacuated. This coincides with the news that a businessman from Newcastle has bought from the receivers, the town centre hotel and nightclub chain started by local Rick Lucas , which includes Scorpio. I wonder if this is a coincidence or are we to look forward to more of this imported mayhem and violence. After the chequered history of this portfolio of now run down clubs and hotels maybe Barrow officials should be taking a closer look at this outfit before they transfer any licences to them.