A woman has died after falling ill at Creamfields
The 25-year-old’s death is not being treated as suspicious
A 25-year-old woman has died after falling ill at Creamfields North festival at the weekend.
The woman, who is from South Wales, died in Warrington District General Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning. She was taken to the hospital after police were called to the festival at 10:15pm on Friday, reports Sky News.
Her family have been informed. A cause of death has not yet been made public.
Cheshire Police’s Superintendent Sarah Heath, who led the policing operation at Creamfields, said: “The tragic death of a young woman is heart-breaking and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
“An investigation into the cause of her death is underway, but at this stage there is nothing to suggest that there are any suspicious circumstances.”
She added that a “conscious effort” to target drug suppliers had been made at the festival.
The organisers of Creamfields issued a warning that pills containing Dimethylpentylone had been identified by an onsite testing lab on Saturday, August 27. The dangerous stimulant can cause severe insomnia, paranoia and an increased heart level.
August 27, 2022
On the same day, the festival also warned that “extra strong MDMA pills” were in circulation.
Drug amnesty bins were set up around the festival where people could surrender illegal substances without facing prosecution or exclusions, with Cheshire police warning against “life-changing consequences”.
Around 69,000 people attended Creamfields North, which took place in Daresbury across August 25 to 28
Cheshire Police said 39 arrests were made at the festival, and a further 71 people were questioned in relation to possessing illegal drugs and removed from the site, with criminal justice charges pending.
A total of 209 crimes were reported for various offences at the festival, with 135 being linked to drugs.
Mixmag has reached out to Creamfields to request comment.
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