No Charges After Northampton Nightclub Crush
15 October 2014, 13:29
No charges are to be brought after two women university students died in a crush at a nightclub in Northampton.
Nabila Nanfuka, 22, from, Neasden, North London and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, from Shepherd's Bush, West London, died in hospital after being crushed on a staircase at the former Lava and Ignite Club on 8 October 2011 during a Wickedest Wickedest night.
Northamptonshire Police and Northampton Borough Council confirmed this morning that no criminal charges are to be brought.
This case has now been passed to the Northamptonshire Coroner who will set an inquest date.
Northampton Borough Council will now consider Health and Safety at Work Act offences.
Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: "We carried out a thorough investigation alongside Northamptonshire Police into this tragic incident, which cost the lives of two young women.
It is crucial to me that we learn any lessons that should be learned from this, so that it is prevented from happening again.
We will review the evidence that we have gathered and, when we have liaised with the coroner, we will look to see if action should be taken under the Health and Safety at Work Act."