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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 June, 2004, 11:41 GMT 12:41 UK
Two held over Glastonbury death
The Pyramid Stage amid a sea of tents
An inquiry into the death is continuing
Two women have been arrested after a man suspected of taking drugs died at Glastonbury Festival.

The 24-year-old from Blackpool, who has not been named, collapsed at 0300 BST on Saturday in an off-site car park.

He received treatment at the scene from medical staff and later died at the site medical centre at 0355 BST.

Police said two women, aged 29 and 30, from the Swindon area were arrested and held in custody on suspicion of supplying drugs.

'Not suspicious'

Sergeant Bridget Maddaloni said an inquiry into the death was continuing.

"The man has yet to be formally identified. A post- mortem examination will take place on Monday.

"The death is thought to be drug-related and not believed to be suspicious."

Police said the family of the 24-year-old man was being contacted by officers.

Crime 'low'

Overall police said crime remained low, and by 0800 BST on Saturday there had been 121 reported offences, compared with 196 in 2003 - a reduction of 38%.

A total of 83 people have been arrested compared with 126 in 2003. Fifty-five of these were drug-related, five were for theft and seven for assault.

There have been two reported robberies, one on and one off-site. Off-site there were 21 reported crimes, 14 of which were drug-related.

The festival was nearing its full 150,000 capacity and police said there had been 158 evictions from the festival area.

The BBC's David Sillito
"It is believed the death was drugs-related"


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