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Music fan missing from Boomtown Fair

Officers are searching for Joshua Charters Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help to find Joshua Charters, 24 years old, from Worcester who was last seen at the Boomtown Fair.

He was last seen at around 2.30am on Monday 15, but did not return to his tent that night and has not been seen since.

Joshua, described as medium build and around 6ft tall, was wearing a white or pale blue T-shirt, a black Superdry raincoat with Orange stitching, dark jeans and black and Orange Adidas running trainers

He is not believed to have any links to the Winchester area, but police are growing increasingly concerned that he has not been in contact with friends or family since the festival ended on Monday night.

Investigation into teenager's death at Boomtown Fair

Investigations have been continuing today into the death of teenager, found in a tent at the Boomtown Fair in Hampshire.

Police were called to the music festival site near Winchester. Her death is not thought to be suspicious

It comes as work gets underway today to remove 85 cars, which were destroyed by a fire believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette. Kate Bunkall reports

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Pictures show 'vehicle graveyard' after Boomtown blaze

Rows upon rows of charred vehicle remains Credit: Alresford Fire Station

Dramatic pictures show the "vehicle graveyard" after the huge blaze swept through the carpark at Boomtown festival.

At least 80 vehicles were caught up in the inferno and a nearby campsite was evacuated.

The music event, which can host up to 50,000 people, is taking place in Winchester this weekend.

No festival performances have been affected by the incident and the weekend events are continuing as planned.

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The burned out vehicles Credit: Hazardous Area Response Team

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.