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Drugs warning as teenager from Oldham dies at music festival

A 17-year-old girl from Greater Manchester has died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival. Credit: PA.

A 17-year-old girl from Greater Manchester has died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival.

A 17-year-old boy, also from the Oldham area, has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.

West Yorkshire Police said he is currently in custody.

Emergency Services were called to the Bramham Park site shortly after 3.40am on Saturday.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the girl who has died. We have family liaison officers in place supporting them and they have asked that their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time.

“While the exact cause of her death is yet to be established, the information we have indicates that she has taken a combination of drugs.

"This is a tragic incident and I hope serves as a timely reminder to others of the risk of taking illegal substances, particularly when mixing different types of drugs and drinking alcohol. “If anyone has any concerns for either themselves or others at the festival, I would urge them to contact staff on-site or seek urgent medical assistance.”

– Superintendent Matt Davison, Leeds Festival’s Police Commander

On Friday night, Leeds Festival Police tweeted a warning about a number of potentially dangerous drugs that were being circulated at the popular music festival.

The pills - known as Donkey Kong, Trump and Skype - were said to be high strength and up to three times the normal adult dose.