I had heard there weas a shooting. I was just on my way home at about 1.30 and saw about 15+ police vehicles whizzing around there. Someone on the street said there'd been a shooting. Obviously everyone was chucked out of the Coronet and, in a rather unneighbourly fashion, decided to turn on their car stereos at full volume till 3ish as they cleared the area.
Shocked that in such a big incident nothing has appeared in the news!
I heard from a neighbour living there that they had shown a special African film at the Coronet which finished about 1pm. However the audience apparently hung around outside and made such a noise that the police were called and asked them to go home quietly. It seems that at this point someone started chucking things at the police, which got completely out of hand into a riot, which only ended at about 4pm. There were lots of police cars and the whole thing was very scary to neighbours living nearby. I did not hear about a shooting though.
I am reassured that there wasn't a shooting - someone passing us had said it was.
I tried looking up on the web to see what was on on the night to see if it was a band but no luck. It's marked up on the front of the Coronet just as "Nigerian Independence" which does sound logically more like a film than a band.
D'you know, I scanned the local news pages - BBC and ITV News, Evening Standard etc. We had people lining the streets outside for a good couple of hours playing loud music from the car stereo and slamming doors.
Not a peep in the news anywhere. In fact this is the only place where it's been mentioned.