Town centre lap dancing club La Salsa applies to re-open
Apr 17 2010 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A LAP-dancing club closed following a police raid could re-open.
Joanne Julien has applied for a licence to re-open La Salsa as a lap dancing club.
But West Yorkshire Police have already indicated they will object to the plan or ask for strict conditions to be imposed when it comes before a Kirklees Council licensing panel.
The licence application is for the performance of live music, performance of dance, entertainment facilities for dancing and late night refreshment from 7.30pm until 4am everyday.
The applicant wants an alcohol licence from 7.30pm until 3.30am with 30 minutes ‘drinking-up’ time.
Members of the public have 28 days to submit their views before a decision is due after May 8.
The application follows a police raid on the club in February and the club having its licence withdrawn on March 10.
Sgt John McFadzean, of Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are aware of an application being submitted by a third party and at the present time it is something we would be objecting to in relation to it being a lap dancing club.
“If it was to re-open in any form we would be looking for stringent conditions to be attached to it.”
In March, the club’s owner Reza Shasavar, 35, was arrested on suspicion of people trafficking and child welfare offences after a police raid. He currently remains on bail.