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Teenage boy found dead at Reading Festival in 'unexplained' circumstances

A 17-year-old boy was found dead his tent in the early hours of the morning during Reading 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.

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.”

Elsewhere, in other distressing news from the event, police confirmed that an 18-year-old was stabbed with a “sharp implement” on Friday evening.

The victim was treated by medical staff at the festival before being sent to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Thames Valley Police described his injuries as “non life-threatening”.

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