There was shock and dismay last night as news came to light that a 15 year old girl was stopped and asked for ID while entering The Bank Nightclub.
Onlookers were amazed and expressed their shock by telling the Bouncer on duty he was being quite unreasonable and heavy handed.
We spoke to one local who witnessed the event. She told Newry Spud:
“Well, we just couldn’t believe what we were seeing to be honest. The young girl was all done up and looked great, yes, it was clear she was under 18 and legally had no business being there but when did that ever stop anyone from going to The Bank to have a good night.”
The Bouncer who stopped and checked the girls ID has come forward and explained what happened. He told Newry Spud:
“I honestly don’t know what came over me. I just instinctively stopped the young girl and asked her for ID. It was a moment of madness really; thankfully I came to my senses and let the child in to the Club.”