Glastonbury Festival goer in 'life threatening condition' in hospital

Smoke rises from festival revellers tents pitched at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2014 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Police at Glastonbury are warning festival-goers of the dangers of taking illegal drugs

A 26-year-old Glastonbury festival-goer has been taken to hospital with a "life threatening condition" after taking the drug Ketamine.

Police on the site said it is not believed that the batch of the Class B substance was contaminated.

They added it is thought the man suffered an adverse reaction after taking the illegal drug early on Thursday.

The man from Berkshire was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

His family have been informed.

'Crime down'

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman said a 67-year-old woman also died at the site on Wednesday night from natural causes. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

Crime at the festival is 50% down, compared to this time last year, with 12 arrests so far, police said.

The arrests were for drugs-related offences and thefts, with fewer reports of mobile phones being stolen this year but an increase in cash being taken.

Between 90,000 to 100,000 people have now made it on to the site since the gates were thrown open early on Wednesday.

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