MP says warnings over Durham nightclub venue were dismissed

Labour MP Roberta Blackman-Woods says she warned council over safety of Walkergate complex where student died

Durham council’s licensing authority dismissed repeated warnings about safety issues in the leisure complex where a student was killed last week, the local MP has said.

Olivia Burt, 20, who was in her first year studying natural sciences at Durham University, died from a serious head injury on Wednesday night following a crowd surge outside the Missoula nightclub in the city’s Walkergate centre.

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