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Teenager who died at Mutiny Festival named by family

The 18 year old died after attending the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth Photo:

A mother from Hampshire has shared heartbreaking details about her daughter's death after taking pills at the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth.

Earlier, police confirmed that an 18 year old woman and a 20 year old man had died on Saturday.

Although Hampshire Police said the deaths were 'unconnected and not suspicious', festival organisers put out warnings about an extra strong batch of drugs.

Today, a woman posted a message on Facebook confirming her daughter, from Hampshire, was one of those who had died. Although she has been named on other outlets, we have chosen not to identify her as she has not been formally identified by police.

In the message, she gives stark detail about her daughter's final moments, as a warning to others not to take drugs.

The girl's mother wrote the message on Facebook Credit: Facebook post

I can now say (my daughter) died yesterday due to complications after taking two pills at Mutiny.

‘If nothing else, I hope what has happened to her will deter you from taking anything ever.’

‘The pills had caused her temperature to rise so high it made her fit for 45 mins. ‘This then caused her muscle to break down and turn her blood acidic.

‘Her heart was irregular and stopped numerous times and then her lungs filled with blood and fluid and I made the decision to turn everything off.

‘My little girl was 18 and full of life, I just hope this stops at least some of you from ending up the same.

PLEASE ALL SHARE. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE MORE SHE CAN HOPEFULLY SAVE.

– 18 year old victim's mother

Earlier today, festival organisers confirmed they were cancelling the rest of the event, which was to be headlined by Craig David and Sean Paul, after warning of a "dangerous high strength or bad batch substance on site".

Two others remain in hospital and 15 people also needed treatment.

A Queen Alexandra Hospital spokesman said some of the people treated presented with "drug-related" symptoms. It could not confirm if all 15 illnesses were related to drugs.