Asake Brixton: Shock moment woman thrown down stairs after tussle with cops during concert chaos that left eight injured | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment a cop threw a woman down a set of stairs during concert chaos in Brixton which left four people fighting for their lives.

The horror unfolded at the O2 Academy last night after police said they were called to reports a large number of people attempting to force entry into the venue.

Nigerian singer Asake was performing to a sold-out audience at the time, but his show was cut short.

Ten people were hurt in the chaos, with four critical. Another four were taken to hospital while two were treated at the scene.

Footage of the incident has flooded social media and one video shows the moment a woman is thrown down the stairs by a cop.

In the clip, which was shared to TikTok, the woman can be seen at the doors of the venue, surrounded by police armed with batons.

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Her arms can be seen flying around before one officer grabs her by the shoulder and yanks her backwards.

The woman goes flying down a set of stairs and lands on the ground among the crowd.

People can be heard screaming as she hits the ground.

In the clip, hundreds of people can be seen gathered outside the South London venue.

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The gig was called off part-way through, which angered many and sparked chaos as concert goers demanded to know why.

Delivering a message to fans inside the venue with a microphone, one man said: "3,000 people have broken the doors outside."

He added: "Because of security the police have asked us to close the show… this is nothing to do with us."

It came after Nigerian star Asake, 27, known for his hit Sungba, posted on his Instagram that there were no more tickets available.

Last night was the final of his three shows at the venue.

Cops have confirmed 10 people were injured in the crush, four people of whom are in a critical condition in hospital.

The street remained cordoned off this morning, with clothes and rubbish still littering the street.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the force had reports of a large crowd trying to gain entry without tickets at 10.40pm.

He 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."

Commander Ade Adelekan said: “This is an extremely upsetting incident which has left four people critically ill in hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

“A police investigation has been launched, and it will be as thorough and as forensic as necessary to establish exactly what happened last night.

“The scene will be examined by specialist officers, CCTV will be viewed, every witness that we can make contact with will be spoken to and all other lines of enquiry will be followed.

“Officers are remaining in the area to provide reassurance to the local community in and around Brixton.

“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards will view all video material, including Body Worn Video footage from the officers at the scene.“

Met Police have been approached for further comment regarding the incident.

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Representatives for Asake and the O2 Academy Brixton have also contacted for comment.

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