THE sentencing of Bolton nightclub bosses for asbestos-related health and safety breaches has been adjourned until next month.

Previously called J2, three-storey Level in Mawdsley Street reopened under its new name following a major £700,000 refurbishment last summer.

The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted the company which previously ran the venue, UK Night Life Ltd, as a corporate entity and its then-director Charles McGrath as an individual.

Both each admitted three counts brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act earlier at Bury Magistrates’ Court.

The parties admitted failing to ensure as an employer that non-employees were not exposed to health and safety risks between August 1 and August 12 last year and to failing to prevent or otherwise reduce as much as reasonably practical the spread of asbestos between those same dates.

The third count stated McGrath, of Failsworth, Manchester, and UK Night Life Ltd failed to carry out a “suitable and sufficient assessment” of the asbestos risks.

The case was adjourned yesterday at Bury Magistrates’ Court for sentencing by a district judge at Salford Magistrates’ Court on October 3. McGrath previously reassured customers there was no threat as the charges relate only to the period during the refit when it was closed to the public.

He said: “Customers should understand that the nightclub is entirely safe and open for business as normal.”

UK Night Life Ltd was dissolved in May and club co-owner Sam Zegrour is the sole director of successor Bolton Party Ltd.