Inquest into Wembley nightclub crush victim to be held on Wednesday

Teenager is second student in the borough to be killed in stampede

An inquest into a Wembley teenager who was crush to death in a nightclub stampede will take place on Wednesday.

Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, died on November 8 from injuries sustained at the Lava & Ignite club in Northampton on October 19.

An inquest into the death of the Kingston University student will start at Northampton General Hospital at 9.25am.

Hundreds of people from across the country travelled to the event which claimed the life of another student from the borough.


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Nabila Nanfuka, 22, of Yeats Close, Neasden, died hours after the crush took place in the early hours of the morning.

Witnesses describe revellers rushing to the exits after an announcement was made that their coaches were leaving.

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Further panic is believed to have set in after a fire alarm went off following the announcement.

A 21-year-old woman who was also injured in the crush has since been discharged from hospital.

Detectives have recovered around 400 items left behind by revellers including coats and handbags.

Around 250 have yet to be claimed so they are appealing for anyone who lost their belongings to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Davies has also reiterated an appeal for revellers on the night to make a witness statement.

He said: “This is a long and complex investigation and continues to involve a wide range of agencies and experts to ensure that all lines of investigation are pursued.

“The investigation has to cover a broad range of issues in order to ascertain what led to the deaths of Nabila Nanfuka and Laurene-Danielle Jackson.

“This includes identifying those who attended the event and specifically looking at what they can tell us about the circumstances as people left the event.”

Last week, the Independent Police Complaints Commission announced they were investigating the actions of Northamptonshire Police before and after the event.

A review into the nigthclub’s licence, which was temporarily suspended by Northampton Borough Council, will take place this evening (Monday).

Anyone with information or who left behind their belongings in Lava & Ignite are asked to call 03000 111 222 or email opseahorse@northants.police.uk.

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