Police overwhelmed by response to nightclub tragedy appeal

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Officers say they are “extremely pleased” with the response to their re-appeal for witnesses on the first anniversary of the crushing incident which left two young women dead.

Following the witness appeal launched last week following the tragedy at the Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton a year ago this month, Detective Inspector Louise Hemmingway said: “We have been extremely pleased with the response we have received from members of the public since we launched the appeal last week.

“We have now positively identified three of the people in the poster and have further names we are actively following up.

“Our sincere thanks go to the people who have come forward identifying themselves and also everyone who has contacted us with information around people they recognise.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response from the public and the support they have shown the campaign.

“We have received hundreds of retweets and shares on Twitter and Facebook and the CCTV footage has been viewed over 3,000 times on YouTube.

“We would again reiterate that no-one is in trouble – we don’t suspect anyone in the images of a crime – we just need their help as key witnesses to what happened during the tragedy so that we can bring our investigation to a conclusion.

“The images are still available to view on our website at www.northants.police.uk/ClubTragedy or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClubTragedy.

“We also have a dedicated account on Twitter where people can follow us @ClubTragedy.”