Man and womans unexpected deaths after UK music festival as cops investigate

Police are investigating after a 28-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man both died suddenly after a dance music festival over the weekend.

Both people had been to all day rave Basildon Dance Music Festival, in Essex, and Essex Police were alerted to the woman in the early hours of Monday morning in her hotel.

The young woman was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where she later died, with police now probing whether dodgy drugs were involved.

READ MORE: Rotting 55ft whale on UK beach 'faces being carved up with chainsaw or incineration'

The Mirror reported that officers attended an incident where a man died suddenly and described it it as "unexpected and unexplained," but said it wasn't suspicious.

The Sun reported that investigations into the deaths also concern whether the duo took drugs and that the woman had only got married last month.

The outlet quoted one local source as saying: “It is utterly tragic. They were both lovely people with their whole lives ahead of them.

“The woman had just got married very recently and her family are understandably shocked and devastated.

“There is a serious concern that both of them may have died after taking a pill from a bad batch being sold by dealers.”

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a woman at the Holiday Inn at the Festival Leisure Park in Basildon shortly after 2.15am on Monday 1 May.

  • Russia could cause nuclear apocalypse with 'accidental launch' ex-KGB agent says

"Emergency services attended and the woman, aged in her 20s, was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

"Very sadly, she later died. Her death is being treated as unexpected and under investigation and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances which led to her becoming unwell.

"Her family is being supported by our officers.

"Separately, we have also received a report of the sudden death of a man aged in his 20s.

"His death is being treated as unexpected and unexplained, but, at this stage, not suspicious. Further enquiries will be carried out to identify a cause of death."

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.


  • Kray twins' pal KO'd 'King of the Gypsies' in 30 seconds in 'fight to the death'
  • Eight killed in another mass shooting in Serbia as gunman attacks random people
  • Police arrest woman for a second time after she bragged 'they'll never catch me'

Source: Read Full Article