A MAJOR music venue has been evacuated after police received an anonymous threat against it.
Eventim Apollo told the 3,000 concert attendees to leave when officers informed management and security about the call.
But angry fans wanting to see Iranian singer Dariush in Hammersmith, غرب لندن, demanded a refund for the evening, which they called “absolute chaos”.
At the same time as the evacuation, protesters had gathered outside the same venue to chant against the Iranian regime.
Footage shows several booing and shouting inside the venue when they were told to leave quickly.
Police outside used a megaphone to tell the huge crowd outside to go home because the performance had been cancelled.
Some of those who wanted to see iconic Iranian singer Dariush’s show shouted “shame on you” at officers.
كتب أحد المعجبين: “This was disappointing.”
The Metropolitan Police said nothing indicated the threat was genuine and nothing suspicious had been found.
قال متحدث: “في 20:06ساعة يوم الأحد, 9 October police received an anonymous call making a threat towards a music venue which officers subsequently determined was likely to be the Eventim Apollo in Queen Caroline Street, W6.
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“There was nothing to indicate that the threat made was genuine but at 20:21hrs officers attended the venue to speak to security staff and to determine whether they were aware of anything suspicious or otherwise of concern.
“Nothing of suspicion had been brought to the attention of staff but at around 20:40hrs, the venue management took the decision to evacuate as a precaution.
“Officers are on scene to provide reassurance and to ensure the safe departure of those who have now left the building.
“There are no reports of any injuries and no items of suspicion have been found.”