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Second woman dies after Brixton Academy crush who worked at venue

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A second woman has died after being injured in a crush at a gig at London’s Brixton O2 Academy. The Met said Gabrielle Hutchinson, 23, died in hospital early on Monday after working as one of the contracted security providers for the event that evening.

It comes after the death of mother-of-two Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, on Saturday.

The force said a third woman, aged 21, remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, policing commander for Lambeth and Southwark, said: “It is devastating news that a second person has lost their life following the events on Thursday.

“I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to Gabrielle’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.”

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