Girl, 17, Dies At Leeds Festival From Suspected Drug Overdose
A 17-year-old girl has died at Leeds Festival in the early hours of the morning from a suspected drug overdose.
Officers from West Yorkshire Police were called to the site at 3.40am after reports that the unnamed teen, from Oldham, had died.
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."
A 17-year-old boy, who is also from Oldham, has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
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