Underage guests being allowed into a Wirral nightclub resulted in a “serious, violent assault” Merseyside Police have said.

The force has called for a council review into the licence held by Paradox in Heswall, which has been told it did not take “reasonable steps to ensure the safety of children” and “exposed [them] to an unsafe environment.”

It comes after a recent incident at the venue on Pensby Road, which is also a bar and restaurant.

Wirral Council’s licensing committee could revoke or suspend the licence when it meets next week.

The report to be discussed when councillors meet on May 22 said: “An application has been received from Merseyside Police to review the premises licence for the premises known as Paradox.

“The grounds for review are in relation to underage persons being allowed onto the premises which has resulted in a serious violent assault.”

Referring to a representation made by the council’s safeguarding children board, it added: “[This] supports the application to review the premises licence as it is their view that these premises have not taken reasonable steps to ensure the safety of children and have exposed children to an unsafe environment.”

It said a further representation from the council’s licensing department supported the application.

Further details about the incident in question are as yet unknown.

According to the council documents, Paradox‘s current licence allows it to open until 1.30am, between Sundays and Thursdays, and 2.30am, on Fridays and Saturdays.

On its website, the venue describes itself as “Heswall’s brand new restobar.”

It says it’s “dedicated to offer fantastic service, fabulous fresh food in our restaurant and a choice of exciting drinks in our stylish bar lounge.”

The site adds: “When evening turns to night the lights go down, the music goes up and the party begins so why not stay and enjoy the great atmosphere until late.

“Quirky phrases and unique wall art is all around you, our concept is to stimulate the mind with paradoxical ideas that can only add to the fun of your evening.”

When the council’s licensing committee meets it will have the option to modify the conditions of the licence, exclude licensable activity from the scope of the licence, remove the designated premises supervisor, suspend the licence for up to three months, or revoke it altogether.

A spokesman for Paradox said: "With regards to licensing we have now installed a state-of-the-art ID scanner which gives us 100% confidence and knowledge of who is in our venue.

"Moreover we believe our new acquisition will act as a deterrent to keep underaged drinkers out of Heswall.

"We will continue to cooperate fully with both the licensing authorities and Merseyside Police to ensure Paradox remains an excellent and versatile venue for all of our customers to enjoy."