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17 year old girl dies of suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival

17 year old girl dies of suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 8:17am 25th August 2019.

She died in the early hours of Saturday morning, a 17 year old boy's been arrested.

  • Police are issuing a warning to others at the festival after the tragic incident.
  • The girl who died and the boy who's been arrested are both from the Oldham area.
  • Officers are reminding people of the dangers of illegal substances, especially when mixed with other drugs and alcohol.

A 17-year-old girl has died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival.

West Yorkshire Police were called to the Bramham Park site following a report that the girl, who is from the Oldham area, had died shortly after 3.40am on Saturday morning.

A 17-year-old boy, also from the Oldham area, has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs. He is currently in custody.

Leeds Festival’s Police Commander, Superintendent Matt Davison, said,

“Our thoughts are with the family of the girl who has died. We have family liaison officers in place supporting them and they have asked that their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time.

“While the exact cause of her death is yet to be established, the information we have indicates that she has taken a combination of drugs. This is a tragic incident and I hope serves as a timely reminder to others of the risk of taking illegal substances, particularly when mixing different types of drugs and drinking alcohol.

“If anyone has any concerns for either themselves or others at the festival, I would urge them to contact staff on-site or seek urgent medical assistance.”