Man arrested on suspicion of murder after young woman is found dead at Bestival

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at Dorset music festival Bestival.

The event took place over the weekend of September 7th-11th at Lulworth Castle, Dorset where a 25-year-old woman was found dead after being announced missing since Monday morning. After announcing a search for the unnamed woman, police confirmed that her body was later found in the wooded area at the edge of the festival’s site.

“Very sadly, following a search of the area the body of the woman was located in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site,” a spokesperson for Dorset Police said.

“An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding her death and a cordon is in place on site while forensic examinations are being carried out.”

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire added: “Enquiries are now underway to establish how she died.

Man arrested after young woman is murdered at Bestival

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and this should give us more of an indication as to the cause of her death.

“We are working closely with the festival organisers and I would appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to contact Dorset Police.”

Following the devastating revelation, Bestival shared the following statement: “Following today’s news announcement, the team at Bestival are devastated to hear about this tragic news.

“We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman’s family and friends.”

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