A BURNLEY nightclub under threat of losing its licence has been given a stay of execution after CCTV was installed.

The manager of POSH, in Ormerod Street, was hauled before councillors yesterday after police complained about “signif-icant” crime and disorder at the town centre venue.

Officers said the 600-capacity club, licensed to open until 4.30am on some nights, needed CCTV to stop the violent incidents.

At the 15-minute hearing, councillors agreed not to revoke the licence but they attached conditions to ensure the CCTV satisfies police requirements.

Coun Frank Ashworth, chair of the licensing sub committee, said: “If he [licence holder Michael Cookson] does not keep his end of the bargain, the police will put another review in.”

Over the past 12 months there have been a significant number of incidents of crime and disorder at the premises.

In April, a reveller in his twenties was left with a broken ankle and cuts to his head after being assaulted in POSH.

And it followed an incident in December in the club which left hairdresser Simon Townley, 22, fighting for his life and with the possibility of losing the sight in his left eye.

Mr Cookson was unavailable for comment yesterday.