Brixton Academy’s licence under review after crowd crush at Asake concert

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The review is a fast-track process brought by police when they consider that a venue is involved in serious crime or serious disorder. It allows the licensing authority to take interim steps pending a full review.

“The summary review application will generate an interim steps hearing by the local authority, which will take place on Thursday,” the force said.

“The decision whether or not to suspend or vary the premises licence will be made by a Local Authority Licensing Subcommittee.”

Meanwhile, Lambeth Council said: “We are shocked and saddened by the devastating incident in Brixton on Thursday night, and are working to support our communities in the wake of this tragedy.

“The council is also fully playing its role in the investigations that are now under way. We are determined that answers must be found as to why these awful events occurred.

“The venue is currently closed and we are set to undertake an urgent, in-depth review of its licence, which covers the legal conditions it must meet to run, including its public safety arrangements.”

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