Hibs star Riordan caught out in nightclub ban breach.

by Lesley Knowles

Hibs Player Derek Riordan was seen breaching his 2 year night club ban yet again on Saturday night in Niddrie Street nightclub ‘The Hive’.

Riordan and his friends were involved in an altercation with another clubber over seating which led to both parties being evicted from the premises.

This comes just 3 weeks after Riordan was spotted trying to enter several George street establishments leading to the possibility of an extension to his ban.  His current ban has already been doubled from 1 to 2 years after he was spotted in another nightclub.

The Hive is one of a number of clubs throughout Edinburgh that is a member of the Unight scheme, a group supported by Lothian and Borders police enforcing a zero tolerance policy on drugs, weapons, assault and obliged to uphold nightclub bans on individuals within the capital.

Earlier in the month George street bouncers, also members if the Unight group, blocked Riordan’s attempts to enter clubs however he seemed to have little trouble gaining admittance to The Hive despite it being signed up as an active member of the scheme.

At time of going to press Edinburgh Napier News had not heard back from either Hibs or The Hive.