Parents claim children “traumatised” after unsafe Little Mix concert
Parents are claiming that thousands of young fans were put at risk due to unsafe conditions at a Little Mix concert in Aberdeen.
The concert was attended by over 15,000 fans of the popular girl group. In clips and photos posted online, metal fences can be seen being ripped from the ground as fans departed the AECC venue, while other images show young fans climbing over and under the barriers.
One father took to Twitter, writing, “Terrible health and safety issues at the @LittleMix concert in Aberdeen. My seven year old son was shook up.”
In a statement the venue apologised and stated: “Following on from last night’s fantastic Little Mix concert at AECC, we can confirm that an incident occurred where a group of people tried to leave the outdoor arena by moving the security fence line.
“This undoubtedly caused some alarm and distress for other concert goers however the incident was dealt with swiftly by a security and venue response team and resolved by opening up a further egress point.”
AECC went on to add, “As per the event plan, there were 172 security personnel on site last night, in addition, there were a number of paramedics, GP’s, First Aid staff and Police Scotland working at the event. There were no injuries and no calls for police or further interventions as a result of this isolated incident.”