A MANCHESTER City Council  licensing committee will meet tomorrow morning, Wednesday, to discuss possible action against a nightclub after a Saints academy rugby league was seriously assaulted.

Joe Sharratt, 18, was assaulted outside Factory 251 on Princess Street in Manchester in the early hours of Sunday morning at around 3.20am which left him in hospital.

After video footage was widely shared on social media, the nightclub cancelled its security contractor.

The contractor has also sacked the doormen involved in the incident.

After a request from Greater Manchester Police to act on the matter, the council arranged for a sub-committee to meet.

The sub-committee of councillors has the power to "impose a series of interim steps" in advance of a full review meeting.

Executive member for Neighbourhoods Cllr Rabnawaz Akbar, said: “The footage we have all seen is nothing short of sickening.

“The thoughts of the council, and I am sure all of Manchester are wholly with the injured Joe Sharratt, and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“This is not the Manchester I know and does not reflect on its great nightlife, nor the hundreds of door staff who work in the city centre.

“The licensing committee has a wide range of powers and sanctions it can utilise to protect the public, up to and including the temporary or permanent revocation of a venue’s licence.

“Any action the council takes on Wednesday will precede a full review into the venue’s licence which will take place within 28 working days.”