Glasgow’s Arches venue set to close following police raid

26 drug and alcohol-related incidents were recorded at the club over the weekend

The Arches music venue in Glasgow looks set to close following a police raid over the weekend.

As BBC News report, the club was shut down on Saturday (March 28) when 26 drug and alcohol-related incidents were recorded by police, and a woman was found unconscious at the venue.

Glasgow City Council’s licensing board will consider revoking the venue’s alcohol license on Wednesday (April 1), which would effectively force the entire club to close.

Chief Inspector Mark Sutherland released a statement regarding the news, stating: “I am committed to ensuring the safety of those who socialise within Glasgow city centre and this closure was absolutely necessary to achieve this… I am keen for young people to enjoy the city, but please do not use drugs of any kind and drink responsibly.”

In February 2014, a 17 year-old woman died after taking drugs at the venue.

A statement on the Arches’ website reads: “Having worked in increased partnership with Police Scotland and done all that has been asked to further mitigate risk at club events since the tragic events of February 2014, the Arches is disappointed to be summoned to tomorrow’s Licensing Board hearing.

“However, we remain wholly committed to the health and safety of our customers and are fully prepared to consider any further recommendations that the hearing may bring.”