London club Oval Space has lost its license and been shut down

The east London club was under review by Tower Hamlets council following an alleged shooting at the venue.

Nightclub and multi-purpose venue Oval Space has had its license revoked and been shuttered following a licensing sub-committee meeting on 27 September. The venue can appeal the decision. Tower Hamlets council called the meeting in light of an alleged firearm incident at the space on 30 August at a Notting Hill Carnival afterparty.

According to a council report, shots were fired on the dancefloor at the event and a man, who was was chased from the venue, was found later on the pavement with gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to hospital and his injuries were declared to be non life-threatening.

Prior to the license review meeting, Oval Space shared a petition via the Night Time Industries Association to save the venue. “If you love our venue, have celebrated there, danced there, spoken there, and been inspired by our breadth of culturally diverse events, then please support us,” a post on the venue’s social media reads. Oval Space are yet to comment following the decision taken to revoke its license and shut the space down.

Watch the full licensing sub-committee meeting here.

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