South Wales woman dies after falling ill at Creamfields

A 25-year-old woman from South Wales has died after falling ill at the Creamfields music festival.

Officers were informed that the woman fell ill around 10:15 p.m. on Friday August 26.

She was taken to Warrington District General Hospital but despite the best efforts of those involved died in the early hours of Tuesday August 30.

His relatives have been informed.

Superintendent Sarah Heath, who led Cheshire Constabulary’s police operation for Creamfields, 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.”

A Cheshire Police spokesperson confirmed the woman was from the Neath area.

Following the conclusion of the festival – which took place in Cheshire over the bank holiday weekend, Cheshire Police confirmed that 39 arrests had been made throughout the event, for various offences.

A further 71 people were questioned by police for possession of illegal drugs and were removed from the site, while a further 42 people were ‘dealt with via local resolution’ – meaning they were not arrested but were been recorded as being involved in drugs.

A total of 209 crimes were reported for various offenses – the most common being drug-related with a total of 135.

Superintendent Heath said: “This year around 69,000 people attended Creamfields 2022 between Thursday and Monday. This is a huge undertaking and we have worked with event organizers and security personnel to keep illegal drugs out of the venue.

“There were drug dogs at the entrances and opportunities to place illegal substances and weapons in handing bins, as well as a thorough search process by security personnel at the entrances to the site.

“A conscious effort was made to target those who intended to provide illegal substances at the event – ​​which accounted for more than half of the arrests made – while we used other options available to us. , such as community resolutions, for a lower level. offences.

“All those who have been arrested and are being investigated for drug-related offenses will now have to face the consequences and pay the price for their actions.”

Jan G. Gilbert