London clubbing institution Fabric is reportedly facing closure after police called for a review of its license.
According to the Islington Gazette - ITV and the Evening Standard are also running with the story – police made the move after an MDMA-related death in September. Officers claim that eight people have collapsed from ecstasy use in the last three years at Fabric, four of whom later died, and they are “seriously consider[ing] revoking the club’s license.
In a report, Ch Supt Steve Deehan said: “Immaturity of lifestyle of the patrons leads to them becoming actively involved in the taking of illegal drugs and this could account for the disproportionate and wholly unacceptable number of deaths and near death incidents at the venue.”
Deehan then criticised the club for not informing police about September’s death, an 18-year old girl, claiming that it could “seriously frustrate a criminal investigation”.
The licensing committee are reviewing Fabric’s license tonight, the club will not comment on the story until then.
Fabric opened in 1999, and is one of the world’s most famous and well-respected clubs. It operates two in-house record labels, Fabric – which has traditionally focused on the Fabric and Fabric.live mix-CD series, and the more artist-driven Houndstooth.
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