Four people in critical condition after stampede ruins Asake’s Last 02 Brixton Show
Four Critically Injured As Asake’s Last O2 Brixton Show Gets Cancelled Following Stampede
The concert was eventually cancelled part-way through, with fans of the Nigerian singer told: “The reason we have to stop the show is because they have breached the doors.
“You’ve got 3,000 people have broken the doors outside and because of security the police have asked us to close the show.”
The message was met with booing before it continued: “This is nothing to do with us… There are people who’ve breached the door.
“They have broken in and security are trying to help with it.”
The Metropolitan Police said officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to the scene at around 9.30pm on Thursday.
Eight people were taken to hospital, with four still in critical condition due to injuries believed to have been caused by crushing. Others injured were treated at the scene.
One woman wrote on Twitter: “I was squashed, people stampeded in after hours of standing outside and having the doors closed. I could not breathe.”
Met Police gold commander Ade Adelekan described the incident as “extremely distressing”.
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He said: “This is an extremely upsetting incident which has left four people critically ill in hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.
“A police investigation has been launched, and it will be as thorough and as forensic as necessary to establish exactly what happened last night.
“The scene will be examined by specialist officers, CCTV will be viewed, every witness that we can make contact with will be spoken to and all other lines of enquiry will be followed.
“Officers are remaining in the area to provide reassurance to the local community in and around Brixton.”
— Midé (@__93_Mide) December 15, 2022