The Olivia Valere club in Marbella. J-L
While detectives are still trying to locate the youth suspected of attacking Nicole Zanlith with a bottle outside the Olivia Valere night club, the investigation has moved onto another level. The public prosecution department has called for the iconic Marbella establishment to be closed down for apparently admitting a minor and allowing under age drinking.
The enquiry into the possible administrative offences stemmed from the police investigation into the assault on August 19th against 15-year-old Nicole, who has lost the sight in one eye.
The victim admitted to police that she had been inside the night club having arrived with a friend and three boys. After paying the doormen the group were allowed into the establishment without having to show any identification. Nicole said that inside she had drunk four or five vodkas with Red Bull. The hospital confirmed that she had consumed alcohol that night.
Not the first time
The victim told police that she had been to the night club on several occasions. Her father, Michael Zanlith, told officers that he knew that his daughter had been to Olivia Valere.
The statements made by Nicole’s friend, 17, as well as another witness, confirmed that the minor had been inside the night club. The friend pointed out that they had not bought the drinks but that in any case no identification was demanded at the bar.
The request for closure from the prosecution department has been passed on to the town hall, the authority with the power to impose penalties for this type of administrative offence. The prosecutors have recommended two lines of action if the offences are confirmed: to close down the club for two years and to impose a fine of 60,000 euros.