Kendal Calling: Three people seriously ill after teenager dies amid 'rogue drugs' fears at festival

An eighteen-year-old man has died in hospital

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Three more people are being treated in hospital, following a death of a teenager after being sold “rogue drugs” at a festival in the Lake District.

Christian Pay, 18, from Cumbria died in hospital following “substance abuse”. A 29-year-old is in a critical state, whilst four others are in “serious but stable conditions.”

Two others have been discharged after hospital treatment.

All involved are understood to have been attendees at the Kendal Calling festival in Cumbria.

Drugs seized that may be linked to the illnesses include a blue tablet with an Adidas logo, yellow powder believed to be MDMA, and an orange oval tablet with a Rolls-Royce logo.

Other seized drugs have been described as green tablets with a white fleck and plain grey tablets with a white fleck.

Four people arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply have been released on bail.

Superintendent Mark Pannone, of Cumbria Constabulary, said: "These are just some of the drugs seized. Our advice is simple - do not take any drugs at Kendal Calling 2015.

"It is never safe to take unknown substances as you cannot be sure of what they contain.

"There is a risk that these substances are on still on site and those attending the festival need to be aware of the potential dangers of taking substances such as these."