The closure of a single establishment will most definitely not combat drug culture, moreover the allocation of blame simply masks the failure of licensing law, policing and drug legislation.
See below the premises upon which fabric‘s licence was revoked in the early hours of this morning:
Flora Williamson of the Licensing Sub-Committee stated:
The following facts were found to have occurred, two patrons have died at the venue this year, after purchasing drugs inside the nightclub.
People entering the club venue inadequately searched, and it was abundantly obvious patrons were under the influence of drugs.
Deaths at the clubs have involved people that are young, with numerous breaches of the licensing agreement, as a culture of drugs exists at the club which management cannot control.
The Licensing Sub-Committee has considered adding more conditions, but it does not feel these would be adequate in tackling the issue.
We therefore decided that a revocation of the licence is appropriate in that regard.