Teen dies at Leeds festival

Tributes have been paid to a 19-year-old who died at Leeds festival. James Houghton, from Hartlepool, was with a group of friends when he collapsed on Sunday night.

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Festival organisers: 'thought and sympathies' with family of 19-year-old who died

The organisers of Leeds Festival have released a statement about the death of a 19-year-old man at the three day event.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the 19-year-old man. West Yorkshire Police are currently leading the investigation and we do not have any further information at this time.

– Leeds Festival

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Tributes paid to 'bright light' James Houghton who died at Leeds Festival

A popular teenage guitarist who was about to go to university has died after collapsing at the Leeds Festival.

James Houghton, 19, from Hartlepool, travelled to the event with friends.

Police are investigating the "unexplained death", which is not being treated as suspicious.

His mother Paula is a deputy head of year at Manor College of Technology, where her son was a pupil.

He was due to take a place at Manchester University.

The teenager was a keen guitarist who was involved with the Red Dreams charity which nurtures young talent.

Anne Malcolm, headteacher at Manor College, said the school extended its support to his family.

She told the Hartlepool Mail that the popular, intelligent teenager was one of the highest-performing pupils when he left in 2010 and said, "James was a bright light who will be greatly missed."

Teenager dies at Leeds Festival

A popular teenage guitarist who was about to go to university has died after collapsing at the Leeds Festival.

James Houghton, 19, from Hartlepool, travelled to the event with friends.

Police are investigating the "unexplained death", which is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokeswoman said: "West Yorkshire Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a 19-year-old man at the Leeds Festival.

"Police officers working at the festival were called to the on-site medical facilities at 11.22pm on Sunday August 25, following his collapse elsewhere on site.

"He was pronounced dead at the festival site. Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time."

His family have been informed.