The O2 Arena (Greenwich, London)
[shaking my head in disgust]
One man was stabbed and two others have been injured during a music awards ceremony in south-east London.
The Urban Music Awards at the O2 arena in Greenwich had to be abandoned after an hour and a half when violence broke out.
The stabbed man in his late 20s is in a critical condition in hospital. Two other people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries.
Officers initially cleared the room, but the audience was allowed back in.
Andre Nevling, 24, said a woman sitting at his table was “covered” in blood.
“Obviously the guy who got stabbed must have run straight past her and she’s pretty shaken up,” he said.
Some people at the event said security was poor.
Natalie Williams, 32, said: “Before anything even happened I commented to my boyfriend, because we live nearby and come here a lot, and we usually get screened coming into the building. Tonight there was nothing.”
Chris Miller, who was reviewing the awards for an online music guide, said people were wandering into the press room without a pass.
“Even when we were waiting outside in the press area for stars to arrive, it was a melee,” he said.
“The security was so slack.” Continue Reading…..
The O2 Arena has hosted hundreds of events since it’s opening and every one of those events has gone off without incident.
The Urban Music Awards host an event there and this happens!
But this event is always badly organised and never runs smoothly on the night, so none of this should come as a surprise.
The UMA’s have been up and running for a number of years now, so am I wrong in thinking that the organisers should have learnt from past incidents and mistakes?
Now I am wondering…… which venue will want to host the UMA’s next year?
Don’t all rush at once!
Click here to read UMA media sponsor ITV Local’s report on last night’s madness!
CLICK HERE to read the full hilarious list of winners and an equally hilarious press release….. SMH……
Best Jazz: ADELE – When did she become a Jazz artist??????
Lifetime Achievement Award: FINLEY QUAYE – Err didn’t this guy only have one hit album back in the late 90s thanks to the Hoxton media crowd? What has he released since then?????
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