Brixton Academy security guards alleged to have routinely taken bribes

After a fatal crowd crush at the London venue in December, the BBC has spoken to a guard who says hundreds were let in for cash

A security guard at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, which has been closed since a fatal crowd crush occurred at the venue in mid-December, has alleged in a BBC report that other guards regularly took bribes to let people in without tickets.

Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, and security guard Gaby Hutchinson, 23, both died after a show by Afrobeats star Asake on 15 December, with several more injured.

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