Concert Venue Denies Inadequate Security Is To Blame For BRING ME THE HORIZON Fan's Death

December 2, 2018

A spokesperson for the venue where a BRING ME THE HORIZON fan died says that the "tragic medical incident" was "unrelated to the extensive security measures in place" for the concert.

After BRING ME THE HORIZON played at London's Alexandra Palace on Friday night, the venue posted a message on Twitter the next day saying that "a medical incident occurred" at the show. Earlier today, a spokesperson for Alexandra Palace told The Independent: "Following the statement made last night, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place at all of or our events. However, we feel we must address the inaccurate information quoted on social media. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.

"Alexandra Palace has an experienced events team with security and full medical team stationed throughout the site. We work closely with our local authority, licensing and the emergency services to ensure that regulations and requirements relating to the planning of an event are always executed to a high standard."

It is unclear how the fan died, but some of the concert attendees claim a man named "Ali" was carried out of the crowd at the 10,000-capacity venue by security.

Emergency services were called to reports of someone feeling unwell at the venue on Friday shortly before 10 p.m. but were unable to save the man.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said the man died at the scene.

The spokesperson said: "We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area response team to the scene. Our first medic arrived in less than three minutes."

On Saturday, BRING ME THE HORIZON issued a brief statement, saying: "Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course."

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