A second person has died after sustaining injuries in a crush at the O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday night.
Gaby Hutchinson, 23, who was working as a contracted security provider during the sold-out concert, died in hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Metropolitan Police has launched an ‘urgent investigation’ after
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Gaby Hutchinson, 23, died in hospital after a gig in Brixton on Thursday night resulted in a suspected crush
Gaby Hutchinson, 23, who was working as a contracted security provider during the Asake concert, died in hospital in the early hours of Monday morning
A third person, 21, remains in hospital in a critical condition.
All three were critically injured in the crush were all in the foyer of the building of the Brixton O2 Academy, the force added.
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 (pictured), 33, from Newham, east London, died in hospital after being critically injured in the crush which unfolded during Nigerian artist Asake’s concert on Thursday
Video footage shows a large crowd gathered outside the Brixton O2 Academy on Thursday
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating the incident, and are continuing to appeal for witnesses to contact them.
The police cordons outside the venue have been removed, but cordons remain in place inside the building while officers continue to examine the scene.
The force said they had referred themselves to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, adding it is a ‘standard national practice following all incidents where police have been in attendance and members of the public have died or been seriously injured’.
Nigerian star Asake’s (pictured) concert descended into chaos after fans were filmed clashing with police outside Brixton’s O2 Academy