East London venue 93 Feet East faces closure after losing its license | News

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The long-running Brick Lane music venue 93 Feet East is set for closure following a raid by the Metropolitan Police last month.

As reported by The Evening Standard the raid, which occurred on December 7th, involved 175 officers including a helicopter and dog units, and led to the arrest of two suspected drug dealers. It was one of the biggest individual operations in Operation Condor, which focused specifically on targeting pubs, clubs, off-licenses and shops that were flouting licensing rules.

93 Feet East closed temporarily following the raid, though full closure of the club that hosted acts such as Pixie Lott and Radiohead is expected after the venue had it’s alcohol and entertainment license revoked by Tower Hamlets council. Cllr Ohid Ahmed, the deputy mayor 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.”

Footage of the raid can be seen below.

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