Two people have been arrested following the death of a teenager at Leeds Festival

The pair are being held on suspicion of drug offences

Two 17-year-olds from Greater Manchester have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences following the death of another 17-year-old at Leeds festival this weekend.

Lewis Haunch, also 17 and from Greater Manchester, passed away in the early hours of this morning after taking an “unspecified substance”, the Guardian reports.

Haunch collapsed last night (August 27) at Leeds Festival and was taken to hospital in a critical condition, according to West Yorkshire Police.


The festival’s police commander, Keith Gilert said: “We are currently investigating the death and how he obtained the substance he took. At this time the indications are that the man consumed drugs immediately before he collapsed. A report will be sent to the coroner in due course.”


Disclosure headlined the festival last night, while Biffy Clyro played their tenth Leeds festival with a headline set on Friday night and Red Hot Chili Peppers headline tonight.

Chili’s bassist Flea, who played Reading Festival last night with his band, said he isn’t fazed by a Fox News host calling RHCP the “worst band on the planet”.

Speaking to NME at Reading, Flea said: “I remember seeing a poll recently that said people who watch Fox News knew less about world affairs than people who watch no news at all. It’s clearly a funny programme. It doesn’t faze me, not really.”