POLICE are trying to halt plans for a party to celebrate the 49th anniversary of Jamaican independence at a Sheffield community centre - after three people were stabbed when the venue hosted a previous event.
Milton Samuels has applied to Sheffield Council for a temporary event notice, which would allow him to hold the event at SADACCA, on the Wicker, on the night of Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. The celebrations would end at 4am.
He has applied for permission to sell alcohol and put on live entertainment, which would take place at the centre’s Marcus Garvey Hall and Bar.
But an objection has been submitted on behalf of South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable, Med Hughes.
It said: “The grounds of the objection are based on the prevention of crime and disorder.
“Our objection relates to the violent incidents which occurred when the premises held a temporary event in April 2011 and feel any future events could result in a similar outcome.
“Following discussions it was agreed that any future temporary events would be discussed with the police before application, this has not been adhered to.”
Mr Samuels, who did not apply for the temporary event notice for the April event, said: “I have not received a copy of the objections from the police so I cannot comment.”
The application will be discussed by Sheffield Council licensing sub committee on Tuesday, July 26, at 10am.
During the incident in April, three men were taken to hospital after they were stabbed.