Man Dies Following Crush At Asake Concert
A man who suffered injuries during the incident at the O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday has sadly died.
Gabrielle Hutchinson, aged 23, died in the hospital in the early hours of Monday, 19 December.
He was working as one of the contracted security providers for the event that evening.
Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, policing commander for Lambeth and Southwark, said: “It is devastating news that a second person has lost their life following the events on Thursday. I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to Gaby’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.”
Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, from Newham, east London, also died on Saturday morning, while two other women – aged 21 and 23 – remain in critical condition in the hospital.
Eight people were taken to hospital with injuries following the incident on Thursday night in south London.
Police said they were called to reports of a “large number of people attempting to force entry to the venue”, where Afrobeat artist Asake was performing.
The Nigerian musician was forced to abandon the gig after performing three songs and released a statement saying his “heart is with those who were injured”.