Potential witnesses to Northampton nightclub crush which killed two Brent women come forward

Several people have contacted the police following an appeal yesterday

Potential witnesses to a fatal crush at a Northampton nightclub which claimed the lives of two Brent women have come forward following an appeal by detectives yesterday (Tuesday).

Nabila Nanfuka, 22 from Yeats Close, Neasden, and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, from Wembley, both died following a crush as people tried to flee the Lava & Ignite nightclub October 18 last year.

Nabila, a student at the University of Northampton studying leisure and tourism, died the day after the crush in hospital.

Laurene-Danielle, who was studying psychology and criminology at Kingston University, died in hospital on November 6 last year.


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It was reported that the rush to leave the club occurred after a message went out on the speakers that coaches were about to leave.

More than 1,000 people have already been interviewed, but police are still trying to reach 28 key witnesses and are calling for anyone who can help identify them to come forward.

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Yesterday (Tuesday), Northamptonshire Police released a photograph of the crush and CCTV footage in the hope of tracing more people who were at the club that night.

Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway, investigating officer, said: “We are very pleased to report that several members of the public have made contact with us since we launched the appeal yesterday and we are actively following up information.

“We would like to thank the people who have already contacted us and would continue to encourage others to take a look at the images on and get in touch if they recognise anyone.

Anyone with information should call police on 01604 888 006, text 07557 775 005, email northampton-nightclub@northants.police.uk or visit www.northants.police.uk/ClubTragedy.

You can also contact the police through Facebook on www.facebook.com/ClubTragedy or Tweet them on twitter.com/ClubTragedy

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