Brixton Academy: Met statement following the decision of the licensing committee
Following the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee, Superintendent Gabriel Cameron, Lambeth Neighbourhood Police lead, said:
"Our thoughts today are with the loved ones of Rebecca Ikumelo, Gaby Hutchinson and the young woman who remains critically injured.
“Following the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee, we will work with the applicant and Lambeth Council to ensure the public can once again enjoy events at the Academy - but in an environment where their safety is paramount.
“It has always been the aim of the Met Police to ensure that the venue is operated safely for the public, and it is run by a licensee who will take all necessary steps to ensure this is the case.
“It has never been our aim to ask for the venue itself to be permanently closed. We absolutely recognise the cultural importance of it and its place at the heart of Lambeth.
“Our investigation to establish the circumstances of what caused the tragic incident on 15 December 2022 is ongoing. We want to thank everyone who has already been in touch with information, and encourage anyone else who was present to come forward and provide any information they may hold.”
+ You can share information and footage here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/01MPS22U62-PO1, or you can call the investigating team directly on 020 7321 9425. Alternatively, to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.