Four people are in “critical condition” after a large crowd attempted to gain entry into O2 Academy Brixton without tickets, the Metropolitan Police has revealed.
Scotland Yard 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 gain entry without tickets.
“Four people are in a critical condition at hospital.
“Officers will remain in the area to provide reassurance.”
Explaining the decision to cancel the concert, an announcement added: “The reason we have to stop the show is because they have breached the doors.
“You’ve got 3,000 people [who] 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.”
According to the Mirror, it added: “This is basically – listen to what I am saying… [this is] 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.”
Nigerian singer Asake, 27, was due to perform at the south London arena after tickets were sold out within minutes when they went on sale in September, according to the Evening Standard.
He had held concerts in the capital over the past three days.
Separate footage showed fans clashing with police officers outside the 4,921-capacity arena.
A large number of emergency service personnel can also be seen at London’s O2 Academy.
Express.co.uk has approached the Metropolitan Police for comment.
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