The security at Academy club nights were run by the same company as the Hacienda and experienced similar problems, as mentioned in this press article where gang members from Moss Side were involved in an incident on 27 July during one of the venue's Solstice events.
The programme of supposed summer-long raves were cancelled and eventually moved to 42nd Street whilst the Academy remained open for gigs as usual.
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Taken from the Mancunion newspaper, written and edited by University of Manchester students. With thanks to James Peters at the University of Manchester Archives and Ben Ward at University of Manchester Students' Union.