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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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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.

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