The owners of a nightclub closed due to crime and anti-social behaviour are facing a winding up order over £127,000 owed in fees incurred during long-running legal battle.

Redbridge council has announced it will seek the order against Funky Mojoe in High Road, South Woodford, at a court hearing on June 23.

The controversial nightclub's owners lost a High Court bid to overturn a decision to cut its opening hours after evidence emerged of crime and noise nuisance.

The club was granted a right to appeal at the Court of Appeal on the condition it paid the £127,000 costs the council had incurred defending its decision by last Friday.

This deadline was missed and the High Court ruling is now final.

In a statement the council said: “The Council has invested a huge amount of energy and resources into the licensing review and the legal challenges associated with it in support of the initial decision made by the Licensing Sub-Committee to reduce the hours to tackle issues related to the venue. We are pleased this decision is now final.”

Owners of Funky Mojoe could not be contacted and the premises are currently closed.