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Teen dies during Latitude festival

By Ben Kendall

A teenager has died on the final day of the Latitude festival, organisers have confirmed.

The 17-year-old was airlifted to hospital on Saturday afternoon and died in the early hours of yesterday.

A spokesman for the festival at Henham Park, Suffolk, said: "The young male suffered from an isolated medical condition. Police are not treating this as suspicious."

The teenager was treated by three air ambulance medics at the scene after falling seriously ill, the East Anglian Air Ambulance said.

About 35,000 people have attended the family-friendly arts and music festival headlined by Lily Allen and former Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

On Friday night Allen tackled her critics head-on at the festival, headlining the packed main arena on the opening night.

The singer took the place of Two Door Cinema Club after they pulled out at the last minute. For her second track she joked: "Can we do this at such short notice?" before launching into a rendition of the band's hit Something Good Can Work.

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