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Man who died after 'catching fire' at Glastonbury Festival is named

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A man who died after catching fire at Glastonbury Festival has been named locally as Ashton Launcherley.

The 27-year-old circus entertainer was rushed to hospital after suffering serious burns at Worthy Farm but died days later on June 21.

Mr Launcherley had been trying to become the 'world's best juggler'.

Tributes have been pouring in for Ashton and an online fundraising page to help his family has raised over £3,000.

Writing on the crowdfunding page, his aunt Margery Hookings said: 'The sensitivity of the people on the festival field has been amazing'.

Before the helicopter arrived, he was attended by first aiders who loved him and hugged him and talked to him.

We appreciate very much everyone's compassionate thoughts and actions which is a great help at this time. All love.

– Margery Hookings

Police say his death is being treated as unexplained.

Emergency crews were called to the Glastonbury Festival site on 20 June. Credit: ITV News

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