Families prepare for opening day of inquest into Northampton nightclub tragedy

Two women died after a fatal crush at the former Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton Pic by Geoff Robinson photography
Two women died after a fatal crush at the former Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton Pic by Geoff Robinson photography
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The family of one of the victims of the Lava & Ignite tragedy say they want to know the truth as the two-and-a-half week inquest opens today.

Danni Jackson, 19, and Nabila Nanfuka, 22, both died following an organised event in October 2011 held at Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton.

The inquest opens at Northampton Coroner’s Court today.

Law firm Leigh Day are representing Angela Ferdinand, the mother of Laurene-Danielle ‘Danni’ Jackson who died at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on November 6, 2011.

Ms Jackson was studying a criminology and psychology degree at Kingston University when she travelled by coach to Northampton town centre to attend the ‘Wickedest Wickedest’ event on October 18, 2011.

The nightclub was owned by Luminar Leisure Limited, who at the time owned a number of nightclubs across the United Kingdom. The event was organised by independent promoters. The club has since closed.

Anna Moore, from the human rights team at Leigh Day, said: “This should have been a night of fun and laughter which ended in tragedy.

“Danni’s family want the truth to be told and all the facts to be considered so that nothing like this can ever happen again.”