Four Critically Injured After Fans Break Into Asake’s Concert In Brixton
Eight people have been taken to hospital, with four in a critical condition, after a suspected crush during a concert in south London.
Police were called to the Brixton O2 Academy at 21:35 GMT on Thursday, during a gig by afro-pop singer Asake.
Officers were responding to reports of a large number of people trying to force their way into the venue.
A number of people were found with injuries believed to have been caused by crushing, police said.
An investigation has been launched and cordons remain in place at the venue on Stockwell Road. No arrests have been made.
Cdr Ade Adelekan from the Metropolitan Police said the scene will be examined by specialist officers as part of an investigation which will be “as thorough and as forensic as necessary”.
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.”
The Met’s directorate of professional standards will view all material, including body worn video footage from the officers at the scene, Scotland Yard said.
The gig was abandoned part-way through. It was the third of three sold-out shows the Nigerian singer, sometimes known as Mr Money, had performed in Brixton.
Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade, was nominated for BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2023 award.
He had been described on the venue’s website as “one of the hottest breakout stars from Nigeria” and is touring his debut album, Mr. Money With The Vibe.