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Closed-down 'club' will be sold at auction.

Byline: TAMLYN JONES Staff Reporter

THE former site of a Birmingham massage parlour is going under the hammer after it was shut down by council bosses.

Number 495 Hagley Road, in Bearwood, was once the home of Bunnys Club but was closed by Sandwell Council.

The property part of a similar The three-storey building is to be auctioned by Edgbaston-based Cottons on December 3 and carries a guide price of PS180,000 to PS195,000.

comprising shops and Sale The sale advert said: "The property forms part of a parade of similar units predominantly comprising of retail shops and takeaway premises.

"The property provides extensive accommodation benefiting from a substantial two-storey rear extension and may be suitable for a variety of alternate uses including residential flat conversion, retail and office."

Planning consent was granted by Sandwell Council in April 2014 for a change of use for the address from offices to a beauty clinic.

forms parade of units predominantly of retail takeways.

A spokesman for Cottons said the address was now owned by a private advert individual who had been plagued by poor tenants and was keen to sell it on.

Number 497 Hagley Road, which is not part of the auction lot, operated as a brothel called Cuddles but was raided in September 2005 by police who rescued 19 women working as prostitutes.

The owner of Cuddles, Carl Pritchett from Dudley, was sentenced to two years in prison in 2006 for running a brothel.

In 2010 he was jailed for a further seven years after failing to repay PS2 million in illegal gains.

In 2013, Cottons sold 497 Hagley Road for PS205,000 as part of a court order related to the PS2 million owed by Pritchett. The address also housed Bunnys before it moved next door to 495 Hagley Road.

Earlier this year, a temporary stop notice was handed to 497 Hagley Road for breaching planning regulations while trading as yet another massage parlour called Bubbles.

Road, in once the Club by o"The property forms part of a parade of similar units predominantly comprising of retail shops and takeways.

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Date:Nov 19, 2015
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