Suspected drug-related death at Kendal Calling festival

The man is thought to have taken 'green tablets with an Adidas logo on them'

One man has died and four other individuals have been hospitalised following suspected drug use at Kendal Calling festival in Cumbria.

According to The Guardian, Cumbria police officials have confirmed the death of an unnamed man. Police are thought to have been called to the Cumberland infirmary just before 7am on Friday morning (July 31), with the festival-goer pronounced dead.

A woman from Bolton is said to be in a critical but stable condition, with three men in a serious but stable condition.

The Guardian says that the individuals are thought to have taken “green tablets with an Adidas logo on them”.

A spokesperson for Cumbria police said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident where five people have taken ill following believed substance abuse at the Kendal Calling festival”.

“An investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding his [the man’s] death. Police are supporting the deceased’s family at this time.”

The festival have issued a warning following the incident, tweeting: “There have been serious drug related casualties requiring hospital treatment. Please take extra care – illegal drugs have unknown contents.”

Kendal Calling takes place this year from July 30-August 2, with the likes of Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snoop Dogg, The Vaccines and more performing.
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