Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Woman dies at Boomtown Fair festival

A woman has died at a music festival in Hampshire.

The 18-year-old was taken ill at the Boomtown Fair, near Winchester, late on Thursday, police said.

She was was taken to Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Hampshire Constabulary said the woman's death was not being treated as suspicious, but it was working with the organisers of the festival to establish the circumstances around her death.

The woman's next of kin and the coroner have been informed.

The Boomtown Fair, now in its fifth year, takes place at the Matterley Estate and has a daily capacity of about 30,000 people.

This year's event features artists such as Arrested Development, The Selecter, Lee Scratch Perry and LTJ Bukem.

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