A lady has been confirmed dead after attending Asake concert at abrixton Academy last Thursday.
One of the women who was critically injured, died at hospital on the morning of Saturday, 17 December. She is Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, of Newham. Specialist officers are continuing to provide support to her family.
A post-mortem examination will be held on Sunday, 18 December, at Greenwich Public Mortuary.
Two other women - aged 21 and 23 - remain in a critical condition.
Speaking at the scene yesterday, Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, policing commander for Lambeth and Southwark, said: “I’d like to extend my sympathies to all those who have been affected. Having seen some of the really upsetting images on social media our thoughts are with them.
I am heartbroken by the tragic death of Rebecca Ikumelo - who has very sadly died following the awful events on Thursday night in Brixton.
Rebecca had her whole life ahead of her and on behalf of all Londoners, I would like to extend my condolences to her family and loved ones.
My thoughts remain with everyone affected by this dreadful incident. It’s vital that the investigation into what happened concludes as soon as possible.
City Hall are in contact with venues and authorities across London to ensure nothing like this happens again.
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