COLCHESTER’S Silk Road bar has been hauled before licensing officials.

Essex Police, which has asked for a hearing, says trouble inside and outside the nightspot can be attributed to its customers and the sale of alcohol.

A spokesman said: “There have been a series of incidents in the past six months and police have concerns.”

Osman Rasih, owner of Silk Road, which featured in Channel 4 show Bouncers, said he will fight the allegations.

Read the full story in today's Gazette (Tuesday).