Four in ‘critical condition’ as police shut down singer Asake’s gig amid carnage

At least four people are said to be in "critical condition" following chaos at O2 Academy in London.

Police cancelled Nigerian singer Asake's concert at the O2 Academy in Brixton as hundreds of revellers reportedly tried to force their way into the venue.

An announcement was made on stage at the venue and was met with uproar after cops shut down the concert.

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Four persons were reportedly left in critical condition after suffering "crushing injuries" following the incident.

Lambeth Police said: "Emergency services attended the O2 Academy in Brixton following reports that a number of people had been injured after a large crowd attempted to enter without tickets.

"Four people are in a critical condition at hospital. Officers will remain in the area to provide reassurance."

In footage shared online, dozens of people were recorded barging their way into the narrow entry doors as one attendee is heard saying: "This is so dangerous."

Speaking to the fans, a venue announcement said: "The reason we have to stop the show is because they have breached the doors. You've got 3,000 people that have broken the doors outside and because of security the police have asked us to close the show."

As fans loudly booed, the message continued: "This is nothing to do with us," before adding: "This is basically – listen to what I am saying…"

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The booing drowned out the messaging, causing another to add: "Listen, for your own safety, for your own safety, listen, please. For your own safety, please, please, please. There are people who've breached the door.

"They have broken in and security are trying to help with it."

In another clip, hundreds of people are seen packed like sardines in an alleyway adjacent to the venue.

Another shocking video shows a woman arguing with an officer at the top of a concrete set of stairs at the front of the venue, before the policeman throws her down them.

One user on Twitter wrote: "Asake's show got cancelled. Organisers trying to protect ravers or they have no respect for them?"

It came hours after Asake posted on his Instagram story that the event was sold out.


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