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Police appeal for information after missing T In The Park festival-goer is found dead

James Richardson, 29, was last seen alive on Monday

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Police in Scotland are appealing for information after a body was found of a man who had been reported missing after attending T In The Park Festival.

T In The Park took place last weekend (July 7-10) at Strathallan Castle in Kinross, Scotland. Red Hot Chili Peppers closed the festival on Sunday night.

The Guardian now reports that the body of festival-goer James Richardson, 29, was found near the nearby village of Forteviot on Tuesday morning (July 12).

Reports state that Richardson was last seen alive getting off a bus leaving the festival site on Monday (July 11) to smoke a cigarette before failing to return.

His death is being treated as unexplained.

Police are also investigating the alleged rape of a teenage girl at T In The Park. The incident is alleged to have taken place on the Thursday night of the event (July 7).

News of the alleged rape comes after two teenagers died at the festival site. Megan Bell and Peter MacCallum, both 17, suffered reported drug overdoses in separate incidents as this year’s event.

Shortly after, police issued a warning over a dangerous batch of green ‘Rolex’ ecstasy pills that are thought to be in circulation. They have not been connected to the two deaths, but police believe that they are toxic and could contain the harmful substance para-Methoxyamphetamine.

T In The Park festival organiser Geoff Ellis spoke about the deaths of the two teenagers at this year’s festival on Sunday (July 10). He told BBC Newsbeat: “To say the deaths haven't hit us hard would be a massive understatement. We like to think of T In The Park being one big family so there have been two deaths in our extended family.”

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