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Leeds Venue Shuttered Over Drugs :: Skrufff

Reported by Charlie G [Trackitdown.net] on December 1, 2009

Yorkshire Police have suspended the licence of Leeds venue the Victoria Works after claiming the 2,000 capacity superclub attracted ‘problematic customers’ and was a ‘powder keg waiting to explode’.

‘These premises have a history of staging high-risk events which attract customers associated with serious crime and class A drug dealing,” Sergeant Robert Fullilove told Leeds licensing committee, "We fear that before too long there will be a drugs fatality." (Yorkshire Evening Post).

The Post said one clubber was discovered carrying ‘a specially-made glove with Kevlar-filled knuckles’ though writing on their website, the club adopted a conciliatory tone over the suspension.

“As you are probably aware, Victoria Works’ license has been suspended for four weeks,” they declared.

“With this in mind the following events have been moved to other venues. We would like to thank our customers for their messages of support and we will keep you updated in the next few days or the future,” they promised.

Last week’s party Metropolis was subsequently moved to the Loft while Movement (on Saturday November 28) was cancelled.

Crookers, Laidback Luke, and Adam Sheridan are still listed for Cream’s upcoming Christmas party at the venue, which is scheduled to take place at the venue on Saturday December 12.

Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)