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Fabric Pledges To Review Security
Christian Eede , August 24th, 2016 12:04

Club issues statement pledging to review safety and security

As the club remains closed, Fabric has pledged to review security measures at the venue following two recent deaths at the club suspected to be related to drugs.

The club's statement starts out offering condolences to the families of the two 18-year-old men that died after attending the club, going on to say: "The safety of our customers is our number one priority."

The club says it has always worked closely with police and the local authority since its opening in 1999 in order to stamp out drug use at the venue, logging and handing over to the police all drugs that are confiscated at the venue.

"We recognise that illegal drugs are a particular issue in the clubbing sphere which many venues like ours have challenges in addressing. We have zero tolerance to drugs on the premises and, as recently as December last year, we were described by District Judge Allison in a court judgement as a 'beacon of best practice' in managing this issue.

"We know there are always areas where we can improve, and, following the recent tragic deaths, we are undertaking a thorough review of the lessons we can learn. As part of this we are independently reviewing all of our procedures to ensure that we have the best possible processes in place to keep our customers safe.

"As acknowledged by the Mayor of London, clubs are a central part of the night time economy and London’s music and creative industry and they are in real danger of extinction. We hope to work constructively with the police and the London Borough of Islington to ensure that, in providing the safest possible environment for music-lovers, we continue to operate after nearly two decades as a leading part of the London club scene."

It is not yet known if or when the club will re-open with its doors currently closed while the local authority reviews the club's license.

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