London nightclub Fabric closes indefinitely while its licence is reviewed

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One of London's biggest nightclubs has closed its doors for the foreseeable future.

It comes after two teenagers died of suspected drug overdoses in the last nine weeks.

Fabric in Farringdon, central London, initially announced it was closing for the weekend but news has since emerged that its licence has now been suspended.

This time the request has come from the Metropolitan Police.

Islington Council say "the Metropolitan Police applied for an interim suspension of Fabric's licence".

"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 police have explained their reasons for requesting the suspension.

"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."

Newsbeat has contacted Fabric and the club has said it will be releasing a statement later this week.

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Earlier this month, police say they were were called to a hospital in east London after an 18-year-old became unwell outside a nightclub in Islington, north London, at around 8.20am on a Saturday morning.

He died shortly afterwards.

Previously, police and the ambulance service were called to Fabric at 2.03am on Saturday 25 June after an 18-year-old collapsed.

He was taken to a hospital in east London, where he later died.

Post-mortems for both teenagers will be held, the Met said.

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