Thousands evacuated from Nottinghamshire music venue after ‘smoke flare’ discharged inside building

It happened at Rock City in Nottingham. Photo: Google Images.
It happened at Rock City in Nottingham. Photo: Google Images.

Thousands of people were evacuated from a Nottinghamshire music venue after a ‘smoke flare’ was set off at the site, injuring two.

Rock City, in Nottingham, contained roughly 2,000 people at the time of the incident at around 9.30pm last night (Friday, November 16).

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We would like to thank those who were attending the event for their quick thinking, assisting our officers with the evacuation and helping one another get out safely.

“Medical and fire colleagues were on scene and around 20 people were seen by ambulance crews as a result. Their injuries were considered to be minor.”

An investigation has been launched to establish exactly what has taken place inside the premises.

CCTV and accounts from witnesses are in the process of being collated.

It is usual for events like these to be recorded on mobile phones and cameras and officers are appealing to anyone with footage in and around the venue at the time of the incident to get in touch.

“We are treating this incident extremely seriously; however officers are not considering this to be a terror related,” added the spokesman.

If you have any information call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 959 of 16 November 2018.