A 19-year-old from Warrington has died after falling ill at Creamfields

 A 19-year-old from Warrington has died after falling ill at Creamfields

A man from Warrington has died in hospital after becoming ill at Creamfields.

Security staff patrolling the festival saw him looking unwell and informed on-site medical staff, who took the man to a medical tent to be assessed by a doctor.

Police were informed in the early hours of Saturday, around 12:15am. He was taken to Warrington District General Hospital by ambulance. In a statement, Cheshire Constabulary said: “Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone concerned, the man has since died at the hospital.”

Detective Inspector Alistair Hinze said: “There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner and our thoughts are with the family at this incredibly difficult time.”

The 19-year-old’s family have been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place.

A Creamfields spokesperson added: “We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident.

“We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones and we continue to work closely with the authorities.”

Earlier this weekend, a 17-year-old from Oldham died at Leeds Festival in a suspected drugs-related death.

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