Police have objected to plans for a house night at a Clacton bar and hotel after a previous similar event was linked with a brawl involving up to 30 people throwing bottles in the street.

The application to Tendring Council to allow a house music event planned to run until 3am at the Esplanade Hotel in Clacton comes after another Ibiza night at the same venue coincided with Essex Police receiving several reports of fights and disturbances.

One report was made of a fight involving around 30 people, with bottles being thrown in the street.

There was another report of a fight with bottles being thrown among a large crowd and another reported between 10 and 15 people fighting outside of the hotel, throwing bottles.

Two other reports said three males were attacking another male and there was a disturbance involving six males.

Essex Police said they were satisfied that allowing the premises to be used for a house music event for up to 170 people until 3am on August 19 would undermine one or more of the licensing objectives.

The force said: “The reasons for being so satisfied are that a large number of members of the public contacted the Police during the staging of a previous event via an earlier temporary event notice application.

In its report to the licensing team at Tending Council Essex Police says it received a number of separate calls regarding the venue and immediate area between 11.42pm on July 21 and 1.51am on July 22.

A report to Tending council said: “The amount of calls and time taken by officers involved in these issues prevented them from attending other incidents in the Clacton area.”

A meeting of the licensing committee has been scheduled for August 8 to decide whether to grant the application.