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Response re: licence of Fabric nightclub

News   •   Nov 21, 2016 16:04 GMT

Response re: the licence of Fabric nightclub:

Superintendent Nick Davies, from Islington police, said: "We are aware of the decision made today by Islington Council which effectively reinstates Fabric nightclub's licence.

"Police asked for a review of the licence following concerns about the safety of those attending the club due to the supply of Class A drugs and the deaths of two young men on Saturday, 25 June and Saturday, 6 August. This was in addition to another four drug-related deaths linked to Fabric since 2011, and an entirely unacceptable situation.

"The club's licence was revoked by the council's licensing committee on 6 September.

"Since then Fabric have accepted their search procedures were insufficient as well as measures to stop drugs being taken and dealt inside the premises. They understand why police asked for a review of their licence and feel we acted reasonably in the circumstances.

"I fully welcome Fabric's offer to have additional conditions placed on their licence to address these issues and their new zero tolerance approach to drugs.

"Police will continue to robustly enforce the licensing objectives of preventing crime and disorder and maintaining public safety. We will be monitoring the ongoing conduct of Fabric and the activities that take place within it. If there are further breaches of the licence, Fabric should be in no doubt that they will be challenged by Islington police and action taken.

"I know Fabric is a venue that holds a great deal of affection in people's hearts. We had no choice but to take action to safeguard clubbers and now Fabric has agreed to considerable changes I hope the venue can continue to operate for many years to come within the boundaries of the new licensing conditions."