The teenager who died following believed substance abuse at Kendal Calling has been named.
Christian Pay, 18, from Millom, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with four other people who became ill at the music festival.
He died, three other men are in a serious but stable condition, and one woman is in a critical but stable condition.
A 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.
The organisers of Kendal Calling have released a statement, following the death of a teenager who was attending the festival.
We are deeply saddened that a male who attended Kendal Calling passed away at Carlisle Hospital this morning. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and we are doing everything possible to support the police with their enquiries.”
An 18-year-old man from Millom has died, following suspected substance abuse.
Four other people have been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary, and a 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested.
Police have detailed three tablets that could be connected to the death.
Police have released information about three drugs, which may be connected to the death of a man who was attending Kendal Calling.
- A blue tablet with an Adidas logo.
- A light green tablet with a white fleck.
- A plain grey tablet with a white fleck.
They are asking people not to take any illegal drugs, and for anyone with information to contact them on 101.
An 18-year-old man from Millom has died, and four other people have been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.
A 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. He is currently being detained for questioning.
This is a very serious incident and people attending the festival need to be aware of the potential dangers of taking such illegal drugs. You cannot be sure of what the drug contains and therefore could cause fatal consequences. Please for your own safety do not take any illegal drugs.”
Police say the man who died after attending the Kendal Calling festival was an 18-year-old from Millom.
Four other people are still at the Cumberland Infirmary, while a 20-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested.
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