A WINE bar’s drinks licence has been suspended a week after a security guard was injured in a machete attack.

The Mixologist, in Church Road, Hove, has posted an official notice on the window.

It said that the licence would be reviewed because the council had “received an application for a summary review from Sussex Police”.

The notice, from Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “The grounds for the review are that in the opinion of a senior police officer the premises are associated with serious disorder.”

Sussex Police said: “Sussex Police made an application for the review of the license of the Mixologist in Church Road, Hove. “This application was heard at Hove Town Hall on Monday and a suspension of the license was approved.

“The suspension was upheld at a further meeting on Wednesday.

“The suspension will remain in place at least until the full review hearing, which must take place within the next 28 days.”

Ashkan Zahedian, 29, owner of the neighbouring premises, Shandiz, is in prison on remand, awaiting trial on a charge of maliciously wounding Danny Chapman, also 29, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Zahedian, of Bodiam House, Davigdor Road, Hove, also faces a charge of having a machete in a public place.

The former Hove Park and BHASVIC student was alleged to have carried out the machete attack last Tuesday night.

He appeared before Brighton magistrates last week and is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on Thursday, March 19.

Sussex Police said: “Two other men, a 52-year-old and a 34-year-old, arrested on suspicion of GBH, and a 30-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting actual bodily harm (ABH), have all been released on bail until (Wednesday) 18 March while inquiries continue.”