Man dies at Gatecrasher festival

Late night death at the Brackley bash

A middle-aged man from Northampton died at the Gatecrasher festival this weekend (May 25).

The man’s body was found in the early hours of Sunday at the Brackley bash.

Police have not identified the man, who was found in one of the showcase marquees at the festival, reports the Northampton Evening Telegraph.

Police posted up a notice around the site which read: “While we are not at this stage linking the death to the misuse of drugs, intelligence sources, police and security operators have identified and arrested a number of drug dealers within the event.”

The festival was beset by bad weather, with acts including The Chemical Brothers having to pull out of the event after flooding affected some of the stages.