The Lawn Club closes temporarily after bar brawl at event leaves ‘trail of blood’ on floor

Reports say there was a gun at the scene too.

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The Lawn Club has been temporarily instructed to close after a fight last weekend left a trail of blood on the floor outside.

The popular Spinningfields sun-trap bar has said that it’s cooperating fully with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council while the incident is investigated.

A report from GMP said that ‘a large group of people’ were fighting at the city centre bar, one of whom reportedly was seen with a gun, which was thankfully not fired.

At 10.25pm on Sunday 4 June, North West Ambulance service reported that a male had been stabbed in the leg but ‘the knife was no longer in his leg and they didn’t know where it was’.

The victim got up and walked away, and has still not been traced.


The incident happened during an event that was organised by a third party promoter.

The Lawn Club provided CCTV footage to officers, which showed two males arguing before a third appeared with a black handgun.


A spokesperson for the venue said: “On Sunday 4th June, an incident occurred at The Lawn Club, the premises operated by Hardman Bars. This was during an event organised by a third party promoter.

The Lawn Club is temporarily closed. Credit:The Manc Group

“As a result of this incident, we have been instructed to close the premises temporarily. We also recognise and fully comply with the request by GMP and Manchester City Council, received at a hearing on 07.06.23, for a temporary suspension of our licence while the incident is investigated and reviewed in full.

“We are cooperating entirely with GMP and Manchester City Council to provide any information they require in relation to the incident.


“We’d like to reassure our customers and the community that this is an isolated incident. But nevertheless, the safety of our team, customers and the community is of the highest importance to us. As such, during this period of closure, we will be actively working with the authorities and relevant parties to review all policies and procedures in place at the premises.”

Featured image: The Manc Group