‘Sex for sale’ Huddersfield lap dancing club La Salsa stripped of licence
Mar 10 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
‘Sex for sale’ Huddersfield lap dancing club stripped of licence
THE owner of a lap dancing club who was arrested following a raid on his Huddersfield nightspot has now been stripped of his licence.
Kirklees Council’s licensing committee has revoked the premises licence for La Salsa following concerns raised by police.
It is the first time a venue in Huddersfield has been permanently shut down as the result of a police operation.
Sgt John McFadzean, of Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team, was part of the raid.
He said: “I’m pleased the council has endorsed the actions of the police.”
The Beast Market club was raided last month after undercover special constables were allegedly offered sexual favours by dancers.
They had been sent to investigate allegations some of the girls working there were performing naked and breaking the rules that ban physical contact with customers.
While police were in the club, they also discovered a 16-year-old Romanian girl working as a dancer.
“There were so many breaches of licensing conditions,” Sgt McFadzean said.
“The fact they were employing a 16-year-old girl and that others were allegedly offering sexual gratification for payment was totally unacceptable.
“Anywhere that flaunts the licensing laws and puts children at risk will face similar action.”