MAN’S BODY FOUND IN TENT AT GLASTONBURY

A man's body was found in a tent during the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL clean-up...

A man was found dead at THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL site yesterday (Monday, June 29).

The body of the 25-year-old-man, whose name has not yet been released by police, was found in a tent by workers during the clean-up operation at the Worthy Farm site. It is thought the man died from a drugs overdose.

Avon & Somerset Police spokesman Inspector Keith Jones told NME.com this morning that the results of a post-mortem were inconclusive, and police are now awaiting the results of a toxicology report.

Meanwhile, the Avon & Somerset Police have released final figures for crimes and arrests reported at the festival. There were 942 reported crimes, including 770 thefts, 35 robberies, and 13 assaults. One-hundred-and-ninety-six people were arrested, including 33 for possession and 60 for drug dealing, as well as 16 for criminal damage, 51 for theft and four for assault.

Much more Glastonbury news plus full festival review in this week’s mud-free NME (cover date July 4, 1998).