A nightclub which closed in January could potentially reopen after a new premises licence application was submitted to the district council.

Club 195 on Cottis Lane, Epping, officially shut down following multiple violent incidents which resulted in a 21-year-old man being stabbed inside the facility on New Year’s Day.

The proposed reopening is being opposed by Epping Town Council’s planning committee who stated increasing the opening hours and such a use "would not be appropriate in a semi-residential area".

Alongside the stabbing in December, two fights was also reported inside Club 195 where one man lost sight in his eye after being struck with a belt.

Last month, a Chingford man who left another man unconscious with a fractured jaw after a row over a woman has been jailed.

Bailey Townsend, 20, from College Gardens, Chingford, was jailed for three and a half years after leaving a man unconscious and with a fractured jaw in the club.

The then teenage punched and kicked George Pemberton while on the ground outside Club 195 in the early hours of February 4, 2018.

The incidents were highlighted during a four-hour meeting of Epping Forest District Council's licensing sub-committee in January when the club's licence was revoked.