A security guard on duty during a concert at the O2 Academy Brixton has become the second person to die from injuries sustained in a crowd crush at the venue.
Gabby Hutchinson, 23, was one of three people seriously injured when ticketless fans tried to enter Nigerian artist Asake’s show at a South London venue last Thursday. .
The Metropolitan Police said Mr Hutchinson worked as a security guard at the venue.
Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove said: “This is devastating news that a second person has lost his life following Thursday’s events.
“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Gabby’s family during this unimaginably difficult time.”
Police said all three people seriously injured in the clash were in the lobby of the building.
“We extend our deepest condolences” to Hutchinson’s family and friends, the venue said.
“We remain devastated by this tragic situation and fully support the ongoing investigation.”
A 21-year-old woman is seriously ill and hospitalized.
Rebecca Ikmero, 33, from Newham, east London, died in hospital on Saturday.
Her family paid tribute to the “adorable mother of two” who holds a nursing degree.
In a statement, Asaaki said he was “devastated” and “stricken with grief” by the news of her death.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said city officials were in contact with venues and authorities across the capital to “make sure nothing like this ever happens again”.
Scotland Yard previously said a woman had been arrested for assaulting a police officer in the incident, and investigators were looking at social media and body-worn camera footage.
The case was referred to the Independent Police Action Service under standard practice after an incident in which police were present and members of the public were seriously injured.
Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Olorade, was recently nominated for BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2023 award.
Before the gig, he urged fans not to go to the venue without a valid ticket.
The concert was the third of three sold-out performances at the 4,921-capacity venue, capping a series of dates in the UK.