A sexual entertainment venue’s attempt to extend its licence to 5am has been delayed until next month.

LGL Entertainment’s application for its Black Diamond club was due to be heard by Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) licensing committee last night, but the hearing was adjourned to allow the applicant more time to prepare.

The hearing will now be heard on September 24 at the council’s Civic Offices.

The ‘gentleman’s club’, at 108 Friar Street, currently has a licence to open until 3am.

Thames Valley Police officer Simon Wheeler has raised concerns that dancers are touching customers inappropriately, after viewing footage from within booths.

Dancers were seen “sitting on customers laps and touching” in contravention of Sexual enteratinment venue licensing conditions.

The property does not currently have planning permission to be used as a sexual entertainment venue but applied for this permission on August 21.

RBC officers have recommended that, if the committee decides to approve the application, it should not take effect until planning permission is granted.

Reading has four sexual entertainment venues, two of which are in the town centre.