Teenager arrested over Leeds festival drugs death is released by police

A teenager arrested in connection with the death of a girl at Leeds Festival has been released by police.

By Emma Ryan
Monday, 26th August 2019, 5:41 pm
Police are investigating after a 17-year-old girl died at Leeds Festival.
Police are investigating after a 17-year-old girl died at Leeds Festival.

West Yorkshire Police said in the last hour that the 17-year-old male, from the Oldham area, who had been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs has been released under investigation.

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Police were called to Bramham Park site following a report that the girl, who is also from the Oldham area, had died shortly after 3.40am on Saturday.

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“While the exact cause of her death is yet to be established, the information we have indicates that she has taken a combination of drugs. This is a tragic incident and I hope serves as a timely reminder to others of the risk of taking illegal substances, particularly when mixing different types of drugs and drinking alcohol."