Teenage girl, 17, dies at Leeds Festival ‘from a suspected drugs overdose’ as police arrest a 17-year-old boy
A 17-year-old girl has died at the Leeds Festival in a suspected drug overdose.
The festival-goer, from the Oldham area, died shortly after 3.40am on Saturday.
A boy, also 17 and from Oldham, has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
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.
A 17-year-old girl has died at the Leeds Festival (file photo of crowds pictured) in a suspected drug overdose
‘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.’
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