Death of Creamfields: Woman dies after falling ill at music festival

Police said the 25-year-old who was taking part in the event was taken to Warrington Hospital after falling ill on Friday.

She died later in the early hours of Tuesday.

Superintendent Sarah Heath, who led the police operation for Creamfields 2022, said: ‘The tragic death of a young woman is heartbreaking and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

“An investigation into the cause of his death is ongoing but at this stage there are no indications that there are any suspicious circumstances.”

The woman’s next of kin have been notified.

16-year-old boy dies at Leeds festival

The news follows confirmation that a 16-year-old boy died after falling ill at the Leeds Festival over the weekend.

The Leeds Festival Police suspect with drug links has been named, as his family paid tribute to him as a ‘fiercely independent’.

David Celino fell ill at the music event on Saturday and was taken to hospital where he died in the early hours of Sunday, West Yorkshire Police said.

David Celino fell ill at the Leeds festival this weekend. Photo: PA

Officers are investigating whether the teenager, from Worsley in Greater Manchester, had taken a particular type of ecstasy (MDMA) tablet before his death.

In a tribute by force, his family said: “Our David was a fiercely independent and warm handsome character who lived every day at 110% and loved spending time enjoying music with his friends.

“He had just received fabulous GCSE results, entered university and was hoping to study computer science at a top university.

“The Leeds Festival was the highlight of his summer; in the end, it was to take his life in the most unjust, cruel and horrible way, and we are broken.

Deputy Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson previously urged anyone with information to contact police, call 101 or visit the West Yorkshire Police website.

She said: ‘Although the exact cause of his death has not yet been established, one line of inquiry is that he had taken a particular type of ecstasy tablet (MDMA), which has been described as a form gray or black oblong.

“At this time, this is believed to be an isolated incident as we have not received any similar reports.”

Festival officials said they were “working closely” with police to help with their investigation and “take seriously all reports of incidents where drug use is suspected”.

Jan G. Gilbert