London: Four people critical after crush at Brixton O2 Academy

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Four people fight for their lives after falling in love at a London venue.

It happened at the Brixton O2 Academy, where singer Asake was to perform.

The police were called to reports of a number of people trying to enter without a ticket at around 9.30pm.

The show was stopped halfway through and fans were reportedly told that “3,000 people had broken down the door”.

Videos posted on social media show people flooding into the venue after getting past security.

Other footage shows police struggling to force a large crowd back from the main entrance to the Stockwell Road venue.

The concert was the last performance in a three-night run by the popular Nigerian Afrobeats singer.

Eight people were taken to hospital and four are still in a critical condition.

It happened to the participants of the Brixton O2 Academy in South London (Image: Getty)
The venue on Brixton’s Stockwell Road has been cordoned off (Image: UKNIP)
The concert was canceled after a large number of people managed to squeeze in (Image: UKNIP)

Although no arrests have been made, Specialist Crime detectives have launched an urgent investigation and cordons remain in place.

Met Police gold commander Ade Adelekan described the incident as “extremely distressing”.

Mr Adelekan continued: “I am aware that video is being shared on social media.

“I would ask people to be sensible about what they share and not post material that will be upsetting to those affected by this incident.

“Where force has been used by police officers, these officers know they must be held accountable for their actions.

“The Mets Directorate of Professional Standards will view all material, including body worn video footage from the officers at the scene.

“In relation to a clip that was widely shared, I can confirm that no police dogs were deployed to the scene.”

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