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London Shootings Prompt Police Threat To Shut Clubs ::

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on October 9, 2006

Islington police warned this week that they’re considering closing a number of nightclubs in their borough, including Turnmills, after two more teenagers were shot and wounded outside a North London venue.

"We don't want to have to do this but we need information to stop these things happening before they occur,” Detective Inspector Lorraine Dillon told the Islington Gazette

“Club goers may be feeling vulnerable but they are entitled to enjoy a night out without being fearful of these incidents.”

The latest attack took place outside Finsbury Park club Orleans and are being investigated by the police’s specialist ‘black on black’ crime squad Trident. Coincidentally, the group this week launched a billboard poster campaign featuring a photo of a morgue accompanied by the strap-line ‘’Carrying a gun can get you into the coolest places’, aimed at children as young as 11.

“Trident has identified a trend where more people in their teens are resorting to carrying or using guns,” said Detective Supt Kevin Davis, the head of Trident, “The youngest charged with murder was 14.”

In more London gun club news, Brixton nightclub the Fridge distanced themselves from the double shooting which happened outside their venue last week, pointing out that the incident happened after the gunmen were ejected from the club then returned carrying firearms.

“No weapons, no guns, nothing metal apart from whistles can get past our security teams on the door,” a spokesperson told One Week to Live.

“We don’t allow anything in and every person entering the Fridge is subject to a standard search by a metal detector.”

According to One Week To Live, the shooting happened after a group of men who were kicked out of the club, returned with guns and started shooting. Unusually both the assailants and victims were reportedly Chinese.

A spokesperson from the Fridge, meanwhile, criticised media reporting of the incident, telling the Observer; “the press write stories about drugs and gang warfare but in the end it all comes down to being an idiot.” (‘Police summit over club gun violence: ISLINGTON police have called an urgent meeting with nightclub bosses this week over fears that gun violence in the borough's clubs may be spiralling out of control . . .’)

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