Warehouse Project executives say security is an ‘absolute priority’ after police were called to a double-edged sword in the club.
Two men aged 20 and 21 were chopped up after an incident at the popular venue in the center in the early hours of Sunday. Their injuries were not described as life-threatening.
In a statement released today, the site said the men were attacked by people who had been ‘rejected’ from the club.
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The stabbings, described by the Warehouse Project as an ‘isolated incident’, have led to a ‘full internal review’ of the entry procedure.
They said representatives from the club met with GMP earlier today.
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No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, and police are appealing for witnesses to appear.
“We appreciate that there have been many questions about the reported incident last weekend in The Warehouse Project,” the statement said.
“While a police investigation is underway, we have not been able to comment.
“But after further meetings with the police earlier today, we can update as below.
“On Saturday, Event Control dealt with an incident in which two people were attacked by suspects who had been turned away from the front door by security personnel.
“The safety of our customers and staff has always been an absolute priority.
“Security planning is carried out in close coordination with local authorities, including GMP, who are present at the front door at almost all major WHP events as they have been since 2006.
“Although this isolated incident has triggered a full internal review of the entry procedure, we want to assure everyone that robust security and safety procedures at WHP are an absolute priority and are under ongoing internal control.
“WHP condemns any form of violence, antisocial or threatening behavior both at our events and across society.
“We want to play our part where we can, to drive it out.
“If you have any further concerns regarding the above, please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org.”
A GMP spokesman said earlier: “Around 12.40pm on Sunday 3 October 2021, police were called to reports of a double stabbing on Travis Street, Manchester.
“Inquiries have established that there was an altercation in a club between a group of people before two of them were stabbed.
“Emergency services participated, and two men aged 20 and 21 – were taken to hospital with stab wounds, which were not considered life-threatening.
No arrests have been made and investigations are under way.
Anyone with information should contact the police using the LiveChat feature at www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 indicating incident number 140 of 03/10/21.
“Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”