The Cops Check Bar As Singer Sleeps On

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5.6.02 - Sunday People

Cops swooped on a bar in Northern Ireland while Bono was fast asleep upstairs.

Four officers entered the public bar of Belfast's trendy Ten Square Hotel after an awards bash nearby. The visit was part of an ongoing campaign of pub visits by police to raise public awareness of licensing hours.

There's no suggestion that the hotel had been bending the rules.

Bono had spent some time in the exclusive members only China Club.

He'd been celebrating with the other band members of U2 after they had cleaned up at the Hot Press music awards in Belfast that night.

Other guests at the hotel on the same night two weeks ago included The Corrs.

Band members and revellers had been drinking Champagne and partying in both bars of the hotel.

One punter who was in Bar Red - the hotel's public bar - said: "The cops have been into bars all over town over the last month.

"They came into Bar Red and spoke with management.

"There were a few jeers when people saw the cops because there had been a lot of drink taken by then.

"But Bono himself wasn't there.

"He had been in the China Club but he had already hit the sack."

The Police Service of Northern Ireland told us that they have been tightening up on the rules to make sure everyone knows the score.

At the awards bash U2 were crowned with the best band, best singer and best concert accolades while the Corrs scooped best musician.

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