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Liam Gallagher pays tribute to boy who died in ‘unexplained’ circumstances at Reading Festival 2017

Liam Gallagher has reacted to the news that a 17-year-old boy was found dead during Reading Festival over the weekend.

A 17-year-old boy was found dead his tent in the early hours of the morning during the Festival, police have confirmed.

It is thought that emergency services were called to the site at around 2am and attempted live saving treatment but unfortunately the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon hearing the news Gallagher, who played a solo set at the festival, offered his sympathies: “Just heard about that young kid who was found dead in his tent at Reading,” he tweeted before adding “so sad, RIP kid x.

The death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by Thames Valley Police who have not released the boy’s identity but have alerted his next of kin.

“I would like to thank nearby campers for their co-operation whilst we are in attendance. We will continue to provide support to the boy’s family at this difficult time,” Reading Festival’s Police Commander, superintendent Rory Freeman, said before adding: “no cause for concern for surrounding festival-goers.”

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