March 18, 1999 12:45

BRIXTON EXPLOSION CANCELS BOUT

Suddenly, the fighting became a bit too real...

BRIXTON EXPLOSION CANCELS BOUT
Fatboy Slim and ARMAND VAN HELDEN's heavyweight hampionship bout at London Brixton Academy was called off last night after the device which exploded in the market at Brixton's Electric Lane disrupted life in the entire area.

It's not yet known when or if the gig will be rescheduled; nme.com will have more information later today (Sunday, April 18) or tomorrow.

The whole area around Brixton tube station was sealed off after the explosion ripped through the market injuring 50 people. Pubs, shops and other clubs in the area were closed as police detectives sifted through the wreckage for a clue as to who had planted the device. Although no-one has claimed responsibility, the theories being propounded by local people links it to neo-Nazis, anti-war or pro-Serbian activists, animal rights extremists, Christian fundamentalists or local gangsters.

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