Teenager Dies At Reading Festival


A teenage boy has died at Reading Festival.

The 17-year-old’s death is being treated as unexplained, Thames Valley Police said.

A statement from the force reads:

Emergency services were called to a tent in the campsite shortly before 2am this morning (28/8), where a 17-year-old boy was sadly pronounced deceased.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained. Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the boy’s next of kin have been informed.

Reading Festival’s Police Commander, Superintendent Rory Freeman said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man.

“There is no cause for concern for surrounding festival-goers. I would like to thank nearby campers for their co-operation whilst we are in attendance.

He was pronounced dead after emergency services were called to a tent in the campsite at the popular music festival shortly before 2am on Monday, reports the Press Association.

The teenager has not been formally identified but his next of kin have been informed.

Superintendent Rory Freeman, the festival’s police commander, reassured others attending the event that there is “no cause for concern”.

He added: “We will continue to provide support to the boy’s family at this difficult time.”


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