The managing director of nightclub chain Gatecrasher has spoken out against the growing problem of knife crime.
Simon Raine spoke out after three men were stabbed in a brawl outside the Nottingham branch in the early hours of today, labelling it a "huge national issue".
He said the chain had now introduced "knife arches" to try to catch anyone smuggling a weapon through the doors.
We need to deal with this as a community to stop horrific crimes like this happening on our doorsteps.
Working closely with the police, we have implemented new policies and procedures to try and eliminate knife crime.
– Gatecrasher MD Simon Raine
Knife arches are now in full operation and Gatecrasher has installed state-of-the-art CCTV cameras.
The club also extensive trains its staff extensively on conflict management, shares information with other licensed premises and does detailed risk assessments of each night it operates.