A POOL bar in Boscombe outside which a man was left fighting for his life following an assault has been stripped of its ability to sell alcohol.

For the first time since 2013, Dorset Police called an expedited licence review – a power reserved for use when a premises is believed to be associated with serious crime or disorder – for Bar 7.

It was requested on Thursday, January 30, following the incident the previous Saturday with councillors deciding to revoke the licence at a behind-closed-doors meeting in Bournemouth the following day.

Emergency services were called to the doorway of the  Christchurch Road bar at 8.50pm on Saturday, January 25 after Joseph Cirilo Ascensio Fernandes seriously injured.

It is alleged he had been involved in a row inside the premises earlier that evening before the alleged assault.

Doctors originally believed the injuries suffered by Joseph Cirilo Ascensio Fernandes were “potentially life-threatening”.

Manuel Caldeira, 56, of Randolph Road in Bournemouth, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court last week after being charged with committing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Last week, Dorset Police issued several CCTV images of potential witnesses who it believes might be able to help with its investigation.

And on Thursday its chief constable, James Vaughan, requested an expedited review of the bar’s premises licence.

A hearing was held at Bournemouth Town Hall the following day where the decision was taken to revoke it.

Speaking following the meeting, councillor David Flagg, the chairman of both the council and its licensing committee, said the expedited review reflected the seriousness of the incident.

“This is the first time we have had such a request since BCP Council was formed,” he said. “I do not remember there being one in Christchurch and the last took place in Bournemouth in 2013.

“The decision was to revoke the licence and this will have to come back for consideration by the licensing sub-committee in the next 28 days.”