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London club closes doors after drug deaths

Fabric has cancelled this weekend's events after two drug-related deaths at the venue in the past nine weeks

By IQ on 12 Aug 2016

Fabric, in London, closed this weekend


London club Fabric has cancelled its weekend’s programme following the deaths of two teenagers at the venue over the last nine weeks.

In a statement posted on the venue’s website, it 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. The club will therefore be closed this weekend.”

“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.”

According to the BBC, one man collapsed outside the venue at 08:20 BST last Saturday and later died in hospital. The other man had collapsed and died nine weeks previously.

Following the deaths, the Metropolitan Police have asked for the nightclub’s licence to be reviewed. Islington Council, which grants Fabric’s licence, had requested that it be suspended.

“We will make a further statement next week,” the statement from the club reads.

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