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GlobalGathering festival: Man dies after becoming ill

GlobalGAthering 2014 Image copyright NPASBirmingham
Image caption The GlobalGathering event ran on Friday and Saturday

A man has died after falling ill at the GlobalGathering dance music festival.

Warwickshire Police said the 20-year-old was taken from the annual two-day event, at Long Marston airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon, to Warwick Hospital on Friday evening.

It was confirmed he had died early on Saturday morning.

A spokesman said the death was being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination would take place. The event is due to finish on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for GlobalGathering said they were assisting Warwickshire Police with the investigation.

She said: "Everyone at GlobalGathering is deeply saddened by this tragic news."

Thousands of people attended the event and police issued warnings for people to drink enough water in the warm weather.

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