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Atik Romford, women assault “hotspot”

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The Metropolitan Police received 999 calls to nightclub Atik Romford, at-least 10 times in the last year, making it one of the area’s “hotspots” for violence against women.

This data was released at a Havering Council crime and disorder sub-committee meeting held on March 14th. Paul Trevers, head of policing for Havering, Redbridge, and Barking and Dagenham told the panel that South Street – where Atik and The Goose are situated – was an area of heightened concern.

He said: “The offences are stretching along South Street, including at Atik nightclub, which I’m sure you are all aware of the problems we’ve been having with that.

“We’ve had a reallocation of resources into the centre and certainly are trying to nip this in the bud, we’ve had 12 officers on double-pay overtime to prevent offending behaviour.”

A Met spokesperson said the crimes regarding Atik Romford included allegations of rape, sexual assault, and even physical assaults.

Atik told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “The safety of our guests is our number one priority and we don’t tolerate any kind of violence or antisocial behaviour in our club.

“We are by far the largest late-night venue in the region, let alone the town, with a capacity of 2,000 on trading nights, so it is unfair to compare us with much smaller venues.

“It’s important that the positive work we are doing is fairly presented and that statistics like these are not misinterpreted.”

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