The future of a bar and restaurant in the centre of Bolton hangs in the balance following an "incident of serious crime."

A review has been ordered into the licence of 2 Stories.

The move comes after a woman was taken to hospital with facial injuries after an attack at the bar at the weekend.

A large police presence was sent to the bar at around 10pm on Saturday night with a cordon remaining in place until the following morning.

It is unclear if the review and the incident are connected.

A notice has been placed on the front door of the property on Bradshawgate.

The notice states: "The grounds for the application for review are: Serious crime and disorder.

"This expedited review has been requested following an incident of serious crime at the premises known as 2 Stories, 73-75 Bradshawgate, Bolton."

The notice also states that interested persons have until January 4 if they wish to make a representation.

It also warns that it is an offence to make a false representation in respect of this.

The Bolton News has attempted to contact the owner.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 11:20pm on Saturday  December 16 2023, officers were called to reports of an assault outside a bar on Bradshawgate in Bolton.

“Emergency services attended the scene and a woman in her 20’s was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

“Two 20-year-old women were later arrested on suspicion of assault and have since been bailed pending further investigation.

“Enquiries remain ongoing.”

One witness said: "It started around 10pm on Saturday night.

"There was a large police presence and ambulance.

"The cordon has now gone and been lifted.

"There was seven police vehicles.

"It was 2 Stories the tape was across the front of the whole club."

The business opened in July 2022.