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Child dies after becoming unwell at Camp Bestival in Shropshire

A child has died after becoming unwell at the Camp Bestival music festival in Shropshire.

The festival was held at Weston Park from 17-20 August, with Rudimental and Sophie Ellis-Bextor among those performing.

Staffordshire Police said officers were called in the early hours of Saturday morning following reports of a child who had been taken ill.

In a statement, the force said: "The child was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in a critical condition.

"Sadly, the child died a short time later."

The force added: "Inquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances of the death."

A spokesman for Camp Bestival said: "A child became poorly on Friday night and, after receiving immediate medical care on-site, was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where they tragically passed away.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family at this terrible time, and we will continue to support them in any way we can."