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Man dies at Staffordshire V festival

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A 20-year-old man has died at the V Festival in Staffordshire.

Police said security staff at Weston Park were called to a tent in the early hours where a man was unresponsive and not breathing.

He was given first aid, but later pronounced dead.

Police are treating the death of the man from Shropshire as unexplained and are keen to speak to anyone who may have information or seen him during Saturday evening.

A forensic examination of the scene has been carried out and detectives have been investigating the circumstances which led to the death.

'Tragic incident'

Ch Insp Carl Ratcliffe said: "We are very saddened by the tragic death of this young man and we are working to establish the full facts and build a picture of his actions in the few hours before his death.

"We will be preparing a report for Her Majesty's coroner who has already been informed about this incident and we are working to support those affected by this incident."

A spokesman for the V Festival said: "We are all very saddened by this tragic incident, and we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of this young man.

"Our team worked throughout the night to support those affected at the festival site and we want to thank everyone for their co-operation and support during the incident."

A post-mortem examination will take place later.

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Paul ™    464

It was one of our staff up there who tried to revive him, sad news RIP :(

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The thing to remember is that the big festivals have as many people in them for the weekend as some towns. Statistics would say that there will be some deaths simply due to the numbers attending and the law of averages. I think it's more unusual that there are so few deaths at festivals, what with people ripping the arse out of it and all.

Still very sad to die at what should be a celebration of life.


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eFestivals    6

The guy was actually 22.

The old bill say that the death is "unexplained" but not "suspicious" - which I presume means that they don't believe drugs to be involved.

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Indie53    15

Sad to say I was very close to this, in eyesight, and saw the attempts to resuscitate him. At the time it seemed he had OD'd

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