Police Probed After Club Deaths
9 November 2011, 14:13
The Independent Police Complaint Commission has confirmed that they are investigating the actions of Northamptonshire Police after the incident at the Lava Ignite nightclub last month.
On the 19th October 22 year old Nabila Nanfuka died after being crushed in a stamped as everyone rushed to leave the nightclub. Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, received fatal injuries and died in hospital on Sunday.
The watchdog said it had launched the investigation following an assessment of a referral from Northamptonshire Police. They are now awaiting the outcome of the investigation.
Ms Nanfuka was a student from Neasden in North London.
Laurene-Danielle Jackson, known as Danni was from Wembley in North London. Northamptonshire Police have now released a photo of her.
Ms Nanfuka and Ms Jackson were amount many other students praying at the venue in Northampton. Many students had travelled to the Wickedest Wickedest event from out of town.
A 21 year old woman was also injured in the crush but was released from Northampton General Hospital last month.
The incident led Northampton Borough Council suspending the licence of the Lava and Ignite while police carried out their investigations.
A full review of the nightclubs licence will take place next week on Monday (14th November).
Luminar, the company that runs Lava and Ignite as well as Liquid and Oceana nightclubs, has since gone into administration. It's understood Ernst & Young is continuing to run the business as a going concern while they look for a buyer.
A separate Northamptonshire Police investigation into what happened is continuing and an inquest by county coroner Anne Pember on Ms Nanfuka has been opened and adjourned to an as yet unspecified date.
A spokesman from Northamptonshire Police has said no details have yet been released about an inquest into the death of Ms Jackson.