Fabric's Licence Suspended Following Drug-Related Deaths

The club will remain closed pending a review of its licence by Islington Council.
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London's Fabric nightclub will remain closed until Islington Council has met to review the club's license following the deaths of two 18-year-olds to suspected drug overdoses.

One of the men died in hospital last Saturday having collapsed outside the venue at 08:20 BST; the other man collapsed and died nine weeks before.

According to an official statement made on Friday, August 12, the club was set to close for that ensuing weekend—but, as reported by the BBC news, the club will now remain closed until the local council has reviewed the existing licence, which has been temporarily suspended with immediate effect. This is expected to happen within the next three weeks.

"Officers felt the need to act due to concerns about the safety of those attending the club because of the supply of class A drugs in the venue and the recent deaths of two young men linked to the club," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Islington Gazzette.

A statement by Fabric said:

"For the past two years Fabric has operated without incident but tragically in the past nine weeks two 18-year-old boys have died as a consequence of drug overdoses.

"In order to understand how this has happened we have agreed with the police and other agencies to suspend our operation whilst we investigate."

It said anyone with a ticket would be refunded.