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Bar South closed after blood-spattered ‘torture’ room find

A TOWN centre bar has lost its licence after the discovery of a blood-soaked ‘torture’ room.

Images reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino movie greeted police when they broke into Bar South in Waterloo.

Blood-soaked towels, a blood-stained knife, a bottle of Parazone bleach and a cooker lighter were found inside..

They were investigating reports that a 20-year-old man found suffering head injuries and doused in paraffin had been attacked in Bar South.

As a result, an emergency licensing hearing issued an interim closure order on June 4.

In calling for the review Ch. Supt. Ian Pilling said: “Blood markings and speckles were apparent on the wall areas of the kitchen and indicated a suspected struggle had occurred.”

Officers also found a blood-stained knife which they said appeared to have been used in a stabbing.

And at a full hearing yesterday (Wednesday July 1) the licence was revoked indefinitely.

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