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London: 3 arrested after police raid on gay clubs

VAUXThree men have been arrested in London after two Vauxhall gay clubs were raided by police last night.

The venues in question, Lightbox and Fire in Vauxhall, were raided after police received a tip-off that drugs were being sold inside the premises. Two men, including a staff member at the Lightbox, were arrested on suspicion of dealing with class 'A' drugs. A third man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The Police inspector who carried out the operation , Lance Lamnea repeated the police’s commitment to London's night life, but insisted that anti-social behaviour must be cracked down on.

It is unclear if the tip-off came from local residents and whether the operation will have an impact on the licences pertaining to the two venues.

The Vauxhall area of London, a focus of London’s LGBT scene has recently seen a progressive ‘gentrification’, following the conversion of many former warehouses and industrial depots into luxury apartments and the construction of the new US embassy.