Deja Vu Bar
A CLUB in Wirral run by its managers as “a personal playground of drugs, cheap alcohol and women readily available and easy to obtain” is unlikely to open again police said.
Deja Vu in Birkenhead was closed down by police who raided the nightclub and discovered drugs, illegal alcohol, and underage girls.
Officers said they had also been told a brothel had been operated upstairs, but no evidence was found to substantiate this.
A licensing committee hearing in Wallasey Town Hall was told the club, on Conway Street, remains shut and the premises are up for sale.
Sgt Pete Jenkins told the meeting the club had been operated by Purdeep Chahal who had “come to police attention” for operating two off-licences in Wallasey which were found to be selling illegal alcohol.
His business partner in the club, Onkar Singh Bains, was described as “a dubious character who Cheshire Police had an interest in”, but he could not disclose further details.
The police said within a week of the club opening, staff had walked out and an argument ensued when Chahal was confronted about his “open usage of cocaine”, and within three weeks “intelligence was that drug use was rife”.
During the walkout by staff, a police patrol had intervened and seized bottles of Jack Daniels from the bar, which were found to be for export only. He said Chahal re-opened the club in breach of the licence.