One of Brick Lane’s biggest and longest-running nightclubs faces closure after a police raid involving 175 officers led to the arrest of two suspected drug dealers.And it now faces closure...why, exactly? The drug dealers weren't employed by the club! They were, presumably, just customers.
We don't force Virgin to stop flying from Heathrow because a passenger gets rowdy on duty-free plonk. Police don't impound the Stena Line ferry to Calais if a hen party gets out of hand. Why should this be any different?
The raid on 93 Feet East was the single largest of Operation Condor with dramatic video footage of police storming the Brick Lane venue uploaded on to YouTube by the Metropolitan Police.Policing as entertainment/advertising now?
Oh, well, the scourge of drugs is off our street and the evildoers have been punished, at lea...
Nine people were arrested at the venue including two on suspicion of drug dealing and five for possession of drugs. Police were unable to confirm whether any subsequent action was taken against those arrested./facepalm
Cllr Ahmed, deputy mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “The decision on 93 Feet East’s licence demonstrates that we are prepared to take swift and decisive action if bars are found to be allowing drug dealing and drug misuse.
“Through continued partnership working between the council and police, including the dealer a day initiative, we will continue to go the extra mile to tackle drug dealing in our community.”Wait, did you say...Tower Hamlets? Hmmmm...
Are the police sure just who it is they are getting into bed with here? And that Cllr Ahmed might have a different idea of what constitutes 'community' than they do?