COUNCILLORS have revoked the licence of a Rossendale takeaway - but the decision is shrouded in mystery.

Bosses at Mimi's, in Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, had survived one bid by Lancashire Police to crack down on the pizzeria two years ago.

Licensing officers had complained of repeated visits to the premises, for disorder occuring in the early hours, and were unhappy that the-then owner, Hassan Waqqar Malik, from Blackburn had a criminal conviction for attacking someone in a Preston takeaway.

No immediate action was taken against the eaterie, following the 2017 licensing review, though an extra condition was placed on the premises licence.

But now following a fresh licensing review application, held behind closed doors at the council's offices in Future Park, Bacup, it has emerged that the takeaway's licence has been revoked.

The minutes of the meeting read: "This decision was made because the committee were satisfied that these measures were necessary to satisfy specific licensing objectives."

The takeaway's owners have 21 days, from the decision being announced, to appeal the ruling.