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The Rainbow Venues will fight Birmingham City Council over forced closure

Venue faces closure after the death of a 19-year-old clubgoer...

The Rainbow Venues has announced that it will be appealing Birmingham City Council's decision to revoke its licence after the death of a 19-year-old clubgoer, Michael Trueman.

Mr Trueman sadly died after consuming drugs at a Halloween event at the venue, the second person to have died at the venue in just two years.

The Rainbow Venues today published a lengthy statement via Facebook where they offered their condolences to Mr Trueman's friends and family, before going on to explain why they feel the decision to close down the venue won't solve anything, declaring that the decision wasn't based on facts.

The venue also revealed that if they lose their appeal several satellite businesses, which operate within the space, will also have to close, including Spotlight, Mama Roux and Cafe Colette.

The decision was announced yesterday by Birmingham City Council's licensing sub committee who felt "public safety was at risk" at Rainbow Venues in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Read the full statement below.

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