Owners of Sheffield nightclub deny stabbing was inside venue

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The owners of a Sheffield nightclub have denied that a stabbing at the weekend happened inside the venue.

Detectives in Sheffield are investigating a stabbing in or around Tank nightclub in the early hours of Sunday.

Tank nightclub in Sheffield city centre

Tank nightclub in Sheffield city centre

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Detectives are still attempting to verify where exactly the incident took place but said it was in or around Tank on Arundel Gate in the city centre.

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But, posting on Facebook, the owners of the club said: “To be clear. There has never been a stabbing in or at Tank in our four-and-a-half years of operating.
“And yes, we are open tonight and this weekend as usual. That is all.”

On the club’s Facebook page, some clubbers claim police officers were at the venue and the club closed early on Sunday.
Two men, aged 23 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of assault and later bailed pending further enquiries.