Controversial Student night "Carnage" arrived in Middlesbrough last night, with 1200 t-shirts sold to individuals taking part in the "Pimp and Hoes" themed pub crawl.
A Controversial Student night went ahead in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK last night. With 1200 students who where on the whole good natured and out for a good time. Controversy has surrounded the organised event in other towns with various MP's from around the country condemning the message it sends to young people. Cleveland Police reported that there were no arrests and the evening passed without incident.
Quote Mayor Ray Mallon - Awaiting
Quote Teesside University Students Union - [Teesside] Students Union has long since stopped being a part of, or [the running] of, events of this nature as we don't feel it's an appropriate event to promote to students as their health and safety is out primary concern not commercial gain. We also think students are best of staying in our award winning facilities, the Terrace Bar and The Hub. - John Pinkney - President, Teesside University Students Union.
Quote Carnage UK - “Varsity Leisure Group (VLG) is the owner of the Carnage UK brand.
The Carnage UK Middlesbrough event which took place last night welcomed many students into the Middlesbrough City Centre on what would otherwise have been a quiet night, when there would have been little, or no trade at all. VLG hopes that there was an uplift to the local economy, at a time of recession, which benefitted not only the participating venues, but also the wider business community to include the restaurants, shops, takeaways and taxi drivers who will all have benefitted from the event.
VLG hopes that the students enjoyed the fancy dress event and the different types of music provided at each venue. This is a fun fancy dress student event which most students look forward to three times each year.
VLG provides and pays for the additional SIA security at the event, as well as providing and paying for the on-site medical technicians. These proactive measures help to create a safer environment within which the students can come out and enjoy their evening with their friends.”