Sadiq Khan – 2022 Statement Following Death of Second Person in Brixton

The statement made by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, on 19 December 2022.

I am devastated by the death of Gaby Hutchinson, the second life to tragically be lost following the appalling events on Thursday night in Brixton.

On behalf of all Londoners, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

Gaby, like Rebecca Ikumelo, had his whole life ahead of him and had every right to come home safe and well after his shift, working at Brixton Academy.

My thoughts remain with everyone affected by this dreadful incident. The urgent investigation into what happened continues and I urge anyone with information or footage from the incident to submit this to investigators via the public portal that has been set up by the police. You can also submit information and footage to police anonymously via Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800-555-111.

City Hall are in close contact with the venue and authorities across London about working to ensure nothing like this happens again and I won’t rest until we have the answers all those impacted by the tragic Brixton incident need and deserve.