THERE are fresh calls for a derelict nightclub in Winsford to be cleared up after the spot became targeted by youths and flytippers.

The former Liquid Lounge site, in Church Street, has stood empty for more than a decade and was gutted by fire in 2013.

Police were called out to the site at 7pm on June 22 following reports of children on the roof of the building.

Around 20 teenagers who were at the site ran off as officers arrived on the scene, and police were unable to confirm if any criminal damage had taken place due to the building's derelict state.

A Winsford resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Guardian that police were called out due to 'young teenagers partying in Liquid Lounge'.

They added: "One of our teenagers are going to die. It’s a death trap.

"People need to let everyone know – where are your teenagers?”

The site has also been hit by flytipping in lockdown, with Cheshire West and Chester Council recently clearing the area of rubbish.

The local authority imposed an order on Liquid Lounge’s owners to get the site cleared up in August 2018, and they were taken to court last October for failing to comply.

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Cllr Mike Baynham, Conservative CWAC member for Over and Verdin, says the council could take the owners back to court if the site is not cleared up.

"It is still disappointing that they have not made an effort whatsoever," he said.

"Taking the owners back to court again is a line that the council would rather not take.

"CWAC would rather see the owners work with them. The council has offered mediation but there is nothing being done.

"It needs to be sorted out – especially as there will now be new houses built at the Greedy Pig site."

Cheshire's youngsters have already been warned against illegal gatherings in recent weeks.

It follows as spate of illegal raves in the north west, and police are keen to remind the community that the threat of coronavirus has not gone away.

David Keane, Cheshire police and crime commissioner, said: “I understand that it’s been a difficult time for everyone, particularly young people who have been unable to socialise with friends due to Covid-19.

“However, coronavirus has not gone away and we all have a duty to ourselves and each other to stay safe, protect our NHS and save lives."