Cumbria

Kendal Calling: Three charged with drug offences

Christian Pay Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Mr Pay was confirmed dead after being admitted to the Cumberland Infirmary in July

Three men have been charged with drug offences at a music festival at which an 18-year-old man died.

Christian Pay, 18, of Millom, Cumbria, died on 31 July following "substance abuse" at Kendal Calling.

Two men from Manchester, aged, 21 and 42, and a 21-year-old from Millom have been charged with drugs offences, Cumbria Police said.

They will appear before North Cumbria Magistrates' Court on 9 February.

  • Michael Mountfort, aged 42, of Oak Drive, Denton, Manchester, is charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.
  • Luke Nathan Fraser, aged 21, Oakfield Grove, Manchester, is charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug and supplying a Class B controlled drug.
  • Simon Chapman, aged 21, of Race Grove, Millom, is charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.

In total 14 people were treated in hospital after taking what police believe were at least three different types of tablet at the weekend event.

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