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Snooker club has license revoked over sex claims

A snooker club in Birmingham being investigated over claims it was being used by men to groom girls as young as 14 for sex has had its licence revoked. The Big Break Snooker Hall in Digbeth was forced to close down earlier this month.

The Big Break Snooker Hall in Digbeth was forced to close earlier this month Credit: ITV News Central

Today the City Council licensing authority was shown police evidence suggesting drugs were being used and sold on the premises; that there were serious breaches in fire regulations, and evidence suggesting the rooms were being used by men for illegal sexual activity with underage girls.

The licence holder was not present at today's hearing, and has 21 days to appeal the decision.


Scott Sinclair makes permanent Villa move

Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair is looking forward to next season after completing his move from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring against Leicester City in February Credit: PA

The 26-year-old is committed to the club for the next four years after initially signing on loan for the rest of the current campaign.

He told Villa's official website: "We've had a fantastic end to the current season - and now I am already looking forward to the new season starting.

"It was important for the family to have that stability and I'm thrilled it's with a club like Villa.

"This is the happiest I have been in a long time. Now it's about kicking on with my career in claret and blue.

"I have already loved every minute of playing for this club. To be a permanent Villa player now is a fantastic feeling."

Half-time score: WBA 1 - 0 Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion lead Chelsea by a goal at half-time. Chelsea are down to 10 men after having Cesc Fàbregas sent off.

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