Sheffield residents’ fury over ‘offensive’ club flyer

Flyers with an offensive expletive advertising Paris nightclub event were hung from doors of Sheffield homes
Flyers with an offensive expletive advertising Paris nightclub event were hung from doors of Sheffield homes
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Police have launched an investigation after ‘offensive’ flyers advertising a club night were hooked on the doors of Sheffield homes.

Residents living in the Ecclesall Road area said they were disgusted to find leaflets with an expletive and resembling a Do Not Disturb sign, hanging from door handles.

The flyers advertised a student event called ‘**** off I’m anti-social’ at Paris nightclub in the city centre’s Carver Street.

Houses in Khartoum Road, Thompson Road, Wadbrough Road and Walton Road, Broomhall - many of which have families with young children - were among those targeted by promoters.

Robert Marston, aged 61, of Walton Road, said: “The uninvited flyer was placed on front doors regardless of who the occupants are, some of whom are children.

“The message that it purports to send from the occupants of each house is offensive.

“Messages such as this are against the attempts by long-term residents and the Botanical Gate Community Association to work with the council, the universities, police and landlords to promote a sense of community.”

Following Mr Marston’s complaint, Sheffield Council’s licensing team visited Paris and spoke to the owners, and South Yorkshire Police launched an investigation.

“This sort of promotion will not be tolerated,” a council spokesman said.

Matt Rowe, manager at Paris, said the artwork had been distributed by a promoter which is not part of the venue.

He added that the club has since cancelled the night.