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Family pay tribute to teen who died after Kendal Calling

The family of 18-year-old Millom teenager Christian Pay, who died in hospital after attending Kendal Calling festival, have paid tribute to him.

Christian's mum Debbie Pay, said:

"Christian was small in stature but had the heart of a lion and enough personality for everyone. He was just a fun, fun guy and such a nice person - he hated seeing anyone being picked on.

"He was studying motor vehicle maintenance at Furness College which he loved.

"He leaves behind an older brother Adam and older sister Chloe, who are both devastated. He was loved by all and will be missed by everyone."


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Two 'critical' after music festival

Two people remain in a critical condition after suspected substance abuse at the Kendal Calling music festival in Cumbria at which one man died

The 29 year old woman from Bolton and a 20 year old man from Millom are being treated at Cumberland Infirmary.

Two others have been discharged.

Four men from Manchester who were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply, have been released on bail.

The man who died has been named as Christian Pay, who was 18 and from Millom.

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Festival death teenager named

Police have named the 18-year-old who died. Credit: ITV Border

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.

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Organisers 'deeply saddened' after Kendal Calling death

Kendal Calling. Credit: ITV Border

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.”

– Kendal Calling

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.

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Three drugs 'could be connected' to Kendal Calling death

Police. Credit: PA

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.”

– Superintendent Justin Bibby
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