London Club Shootings- Turnmills NOT Under Closure Threat
This weeks Skrufff story London Shootings Prompt Police Threat To Shut Clubs implied that Islington police are actively considering closing Turnmills, based on comments by Detective Inspector Lorraine Dillon which appeared in the Islington Gazette.
Inspector Dillon was quoted by the Gazette as saying that if the situation in Islington continued to get worse they may be left with no option but to close down clubs in an article which referenced recent shootings at the Egg, Carling Academy Islington, the Scala, the Orleans nightclub and an incident outside Turnmills, though she didnt herself mention any venues by name.
Turnmills chief Danny Newman told Skrufff his venue is not being threatened with closure and said theyll be participating in a Clubwatch seminar with police this Thursday, aimed at addressing the escalating gun violence.
After 20 years of successfully operating in Islington, Turnmills have excellent relations with the local police and have together helped establish safer clubbing guidelines throughout the capital, said Danny.
Well by fully participating in this weeks Clubwatch seminar and doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our clubbers, he said.
Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)