Inquest into deaths at former Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton to be held next month

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

An inquest into the deaths of two young women who died in a crush at the former Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton will take place next month.

It has been four years since Nabila Nanfuka, a 22-year-old student from, Neasden, North London and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, a 19-year-old student from Shepherd’s Bush, died after suffering fatal injuries when hundreds of people surged to the exit during a Wickedest Wickedest club night.

Last October, Northamptonshire Police and Northampton Borough Council confirmed that, following a lengthy investigation into the deaths of the two young women, no criminal charges were to be brought against anyone involved in the incident.

At the same time, the Crown Prosecution Service said it had been looking into possible charges relating to the club’s general manager and security manager since June 2014, but there was not enough evidence that either was at fault to bring the matters to court.

The inquest into Ms Nanfuka and Ms Jackson’s deaths will be held in Northampton.