Atesh in Milton Keynes reopens for 'bring your own booze' dining and entertainment

The venue closed on 27th December after a fatal stabbing took place outside the restaurant.

Atesh in Central Milton Keynes reopened to customers on the 6th January, offering a 'bring your own booze' style dining.

The restaurant, which specialises in Turkish foods, is currently hosting live entertainment and music on Friday and Saturday nights.

On January 5th, following an urgent request from Thames Valley Police, Atesh had its alcohol licence suspended.The restaurant was ordered to cease its trading with immediate effect.

At around 1:30am, two men in their twenties were taken to Milton Keynes Hospital with serious injuries following an incident.

Both men received emergency care.

One man, 28-year-old Nagiib Maxamed from Milton Keynes, sadly died in hospital the following day. A post-mortem examination concluded the cause of death a stab wound to the chest.

As of 6th January, five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.  A 25-year-old man, a 29-year-old man, a 34-year-old woman and two 21-year-old men from Birmingham.

Mr Ates of Atesh faced the council on the night of 4th January, as police outlined their reasoning behind the urgent request and police stated that their main concern is the licencee's lack of support, understanding and responsibility.

During the sub-committee, Mr Ates admitted that staff or security did not call the police and that body cameras were not worn which is a condition of their licence.

When asked why door staff did not call emergency services, door staff responded that they deemed it was not on their property.

You can watch the Licensing Sub-Committee and hear evidence from Atesh and Police here.

The next day (5/1), the restaurant took to Facebook to announce: "We so excited to announce we are reopening from 12pm tomorrow (6/1)."

The restaurant continued saying: "We do apologise for any inconvenience caused during our closure."

MKFM believes a final decision on the restaurant is set to be made on January 27th.

WATCH AGAIN: Watch the Licensing Sub-Committee and hear evidence from Atesh and Police in Milton Keynes