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Three men charged in connection with Kendal Calling drug death

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Three men have been charged with drugs offences that connects to a death at the 2015 Kendal Calling festival.

Michael Mountfort, aged 42, of Oak Drive, Denton, Manchester, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.

Luke Nathan Fraser, aged 21, Oakfield Grove, Manchester, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug and supplying a Class B controlled drug.

Simon Chapman, aged 21, of Race Grove, Millom, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.

Christian Pay, aged 18, from Millom, who died on the 31 July 2015 Credit: Cumbria Police

The three men were arrested as part of an investigation into the death of Christian Pay, aged 18, from Millom, who died on the 31st July 2015.

All three are expected to appear before North Cumbria Magistrates Court on Tuesday 9 February.

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Jordan Blackburn was placed in a coma after falling ill when he took drugs at the Kendal Calling music festival.

His friend, 18-year old, Christian Pay died after taking the same substance.

On Friday Jordan released a picture of himself in hospital as a warning to others.

He feels he has a second chance at life and wants other young people to understand the dangers of what they could be taking.

Rob Smith has this report.

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