Woman, 25, dies four days after falling ill at Creamfields music festival – after death of teenager, 16, at Leeds festival
- A 25-year-old woman after becoming ill at Creamfields music festival in Cheshire
- The woman, from South Waleswas taken to Warrington District General Hospital
- She arrived in the hospital on Friday but later died there on Tuesday morning
- It comes days after David Celino, 16, died at Leeds Festival on Sunday morning
A 25-year-old woman has died after becoming ill at Creamfields music festival in Cheshire, police have said.
The woman, from South Wales, was taken from the festival to Warrington District General Hospital on Friday at around 10.15pm but later died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Police said her death was not being treated as suspicious but an investigation is under way.
Her next of kin have been informed.
A 25-year-old woman from South Wales has died after becoming ill at Creamfields music festival in Cheshire, police have said. The woman was taken from the festival to Warrington District General Hospital on Friday at around 10.15pm but later died in the early hours of Tuesday morning
Superintendent Sarah Heath, who led the policing operation for Creamfields 2022, said: ‘The tragic death of a young woman is heart-breaking and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
‘An investigation into the cause of her death is under way but at this stage there is nothing to suggest that there are any suspicious circumstances.’
Officers said there were no other deaths at the festival.
Police said that during this years festival, which is the biggest event that takes place in Cheshire, 39 people were arrested for a number of different offences.
In addition, 71 people were spoken to by police in relation to possession of illegal drugs and were later removed from the festival to be dealt with through the criminal justice system at a later stage.
A further 42 people were dealt with via local resolution – these people were not arrested but have been recorded as being involved in drugs.
A total of 209 crimes were reported for a variety offences – the most common being drug-related which amounted to 135.
Ms Heath added: ‘This year around 69,000 people attended Creamfields 2022 between Thursday and Monday. It’s a huge undertaking and we worked with event organisers and security staff in a bid to prevent illegal drugs from getting into the site.
‘There were drugs dogs at entrances and opportunities for illegal substances and weapons to be placed in surrender bins along with an extensive search process by security personnel at entrances to the site.
‘A conscious effort was made to target those who were intent on supplying illegal substances at the event – which accounted for more than half of the arrests made – while we made use of other options available to us, such as community resolutions, for lower level offences.
‘All of those who were arrested and are being investigated for drug offences will now have to face the consequences and pay the price for their actions.’
It comes just days after a teenager, age 16, died at Leeds Festival in the early hours of Sunday morning ‘after taking grey or black MDMA pill’.
West Yorkshire Police named the teenager as David Celino from Worsley, Salford.
David tragically died after reportedly taking a ‘grey or black’ MDMA tablet at Leeds Festival.
Police have since launched an investigation into the teenager’s suspected drugs-related death.
In a tribute his family said: ‘Our David was a beautiful, fiercely independent and warm character who lived every day at 110% and who loved to spend time enjoying music with his friends.
‘He had just received fabulous GCSE results, got into college, and had hoped to study computer science at a top university.
‘Leeds Festival was the highlight of his summer; ultimately it was to take his life in the most unfair, cruel and horrible way, and we are broken.’
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