Due to a massive turnout of fans who did not have tickets and were trying to force their way into his concert, forced Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Asake to end his sold-out concert, which was scheduled to take place at the O2 Academy Brixton.
At the event which was to hold on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, sources say that four people were seriously injured, and four others ended up in the hospital.
The sold-out show was cut short due to unticketed supporters breaking through the venue’s entrance in South London.
The Metropolitan Police Department said following indications “that a huge number of individuals were attempting to force access to the venue,” police and other emergency services were sent to the O2 Academy in Brixton at 21:35 pm (2135 GMT).
“They arrived to find a number of people with injuries believed to have been caused by crushing.”
“Detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to four people sustaining critical injuries.”
“Two less seriously injured people were treated at the scene while the eight others were taken to the hospital by ambulance.”
However, no arrests have been made, the Met noted.
“This is an extremely upsetting incident that has left four people critically ill in the hospital,” Commander Ade Adelekan said.
“A police investigation has been launched, and it will be as thorough and as forensic as necessary to establish exactly what happened last night.”
He added that specialist officers will examine the scene and CCTV, but he appealed for anyone with information to come forward.