GLASTONBURY DEATH – MAN NAMED

Police believe the death of a 24 year-old was drug related...

The man who died at this year’s GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL has been named.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Avon And Somerset Police, say that in the early hours of yesterday morning (June 26) police were called to the scene of a male, who had collapsed in a car park outside of the festival site.

The man received treatment at the scene and was taken to the festival medical centre where he was pronounced dead at 3.55am.

Police say that 24-year-old has now been positively identified as Neil Clinnings, from the Clevleys area of Lancashire. He had been attending the festival.

A post mortem is expected to be carried out on Monday. Police currently believe the death is drug related and not suspicious.

Two women from the Swindon area have given police bail pending further enquiries and the results of the post mortem.

More generally, crime remains low across the site. As of 8am this morning (June 27) reported crime, excluding drugs offences, is down by 38 per cent. Including drugs offences, reported crimes are 205 compared to 353 last year – a reduction of 42 per cent.

Offences involving drugs account for 33 per cent of all crime, however the number of drug offences is still down by half on last year.

Robbery remains 85 per cent down with two incidents and assaults are 84 per cent down.

Theft from tents are down by 52 per cent on 2003 with reported theft overall down by 39 per cent.