Bradford Bulls bosses last night denied its 1980s revival concert descended into “chaos” after police requested a review of its alcohol licence over a string of alleged breaches.

In a report to Bradford Council’s licensing committee next Tuesday, police licensing officer Su Dawson says OK Bulls Ltd showed a “total disregard” for the public safety of revellers during its 80s Strike Back concert in May. The report says bar staff served drunk revellers and failed to control people queuing at pitch-side bar areas.

She requested a review of the premises licence, saying the club had shown a “complete disregard and dismissive attitude” to the Licensing Act 2003.

But Ryan Whitcut, general manager at the Super League club, said the allegation of “chaos” was unfounded and the review was a “waste of public money”.

“No-one drunk was served, there was no chaos,” he said. “People were queuing in an orderly fashion.

“The queues were long and more facilities were needed, but I know our staff on that night will have done everything they could to get the queues down.

“We did everything we could to make sure people had a good time.

“It’s unfortunate the police have taken this step and accused us of things when we haven’t done anything wrong.

“We’re confident the committee will find that.”

PC Dawson said throughout the evening the marquee bar was “in chaos”. Her report highlighted five alleged licence breaches during the concert, which starred pop icons Rick Astley and Belinda Carlisle.

It added: l The club had shown a “total disregard” to the public safety of spectators in attendance.

  • A number of breaches were observed and highlighted.
  • There was no control by any person of the marquee and pitch-side drinking areas.
  • There were no refusals being made for the sale of alcohol to revellers who were drunk.
  • And it had displayed a “total lack of respect to and a direct refusal” to comply with requests made by the licensing officer.

An inspection document, which will also be presented to the licensing committee, claimed two personal licence holders were “not supervising bars, but were seen drinking in the VIP area as guests of the OK Bulls management”.

Mr Whitcut said he would speak at the meeting, where councillors could make changes to its licence or revoke it.

But he insisted: “We are not going to have our licence taken away whatsoever.”