fabric will remain closed indefinitely while the club’s license is assessed

This follows the London venue’s temporary closure last weekend after two reportedly drug-related deaths.

by Lula Ososki
15 August 2016, 3:16pm

Following the temporary closure of Fabric last weekend, it has now been announced that the doors to one of London's biggest nightclubs will remain closed indefinitely while Islington Council reviews its licence. The club closed at the weekend to allow an investigation into two separate drug-related deaths which have occurred at the Farringdon venue in the past nine weeks.

The outcome from the investigation has since emerged; with a statement from the Islington Council entailing that Fabric's licence is temporarily suspended: "Fabric agreed not to contest this application, and a licensing sub-committee has suspended Fabric's licence. This will be followed by a review of Fabric's licence within 28 days".

The Metropolitan Police also made a statement outlining their reasons for requesting a suspension, explaining: "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."

This is not the first time the nightclub has been close to closure. In 2014, Fabric was almost stripped of its licence due to similar issues, and won a legal battle more recently when the Islington Council tried to impose more strict licensing conditions. 


Text Lula Ososki
Photography Nick Mehlert

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