Festival organisers working with police after weekend death

A female festival-goer has died at a music event in Hampshire. It is the third death at the Boomtown Fair in four years.

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Festival organisers working with police after death

A female festival-goer has died at a music event in Hampshire. It's the third death at the Boomtown Fair in four years. Organisers say they're working with police and have defended the safety record of the event.

Boomtown is held at the Matterley Bowl near Winchester. This was its fifth year, attended by 38,000 people. In 2011, a 45-year-old woman died on site, after taking Ecstasy. Last year, an 18-year-old girl died after taking the horse tranquilliser Ketamine. On Saturday, a 31-year-old woman was found by a toilet block. She died later, although the cause of death is still not known. Sarah Cooper speaks to Adrian Coombs, a spokesperson for the event, in her report.

Organiser defends fair's safety record after fatality

Around 38,000 people attended this weekend's Boomtown Fair

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out today on a woman who died at the 'Boomtown Fair' at the weekend. The event takes place on the outskirts of Winchester every year.

The 31-year-old woman was found unconscious on Saturday and later died in hospital. Police say they are not treating her death as suspicious. It was the third fatality at the festival in four years.

Speaking to ITV Meridian, Adrian Coombs, the fair's organiser, insisted the event is safe.

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Boomtown festival 'doing all it can' following death

The organisers of the Boomtown festival have released a statement following the death of a 31-year-old woman.

It comes after an 18-year-old, from Somerset, died after taking the drug ketamine at last year's event.

"BoomTown fair would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family of the young woman who was found unconscious on site but despite the efforts of all our staff involved she was later pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Winchester hospital.

"Our thoughts are with all her loved ones at this tragic time and the festival is doing all it can to assist those involved."

– Boomtown spokesperson

Police confirm death at Hampshire festival

Police confirm the death of a 31-year-old woman at the BoomTown Fair near Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian

Hampshire Police have confirmed a woman has died at a music festival.

The 31-year-old was found unconscious in a toilet block at BoomTown Fair, at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, just after lunchtime yesterday. Her death is not believed to be suspicious.

A police spokesperson said: 'At 1:50pm yesterday medical and security staff were called to a campsite toilet block at the BoomTown Fair site and found a woman unconscious inside.

'The woman, who is believed to be 31 years old, was taken to hospital in Winchester where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, despite best medical efforts to revive her.

'It is not believed to be suspicious and it is too early to speculate on cause of death and a post-mortem examination will be conducted in due course to help determine this.

'Police are providing support to her family including her husband who was at the festival with her.'

It is the second year in a row that a woman has died at the festival. Last year Ellie Rowe, 18, from Glastonbury in Somerset, died after taking the drug ketamine.

Woman dies at BoomTown music festival reports say

The BoomTown Fair site at Matterley Estate near Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian

A woman has died at the BoomTown fair at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, according to local media reports. The 31-year-old was found unconscious in a toilet block just after lunchtime yesterday. Her death is not believed to be suspicious.

Local media reports quote a police spokesperson confirming the death yesterday. It is the second year in a row that a woman has died at the festival. Last year Ellie Rowe, 18, from Glastonbury in Somerset, died after taking the drug ketamine.

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