Glastonbury security guard found dead in tent on last night of festival

Guard had been working night shifts at festival and is not thought to have died due to heat.

Monday 01 July 2019 14:23 BST
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A security guard has been found dead in a tent at Glastonbury on the last night of the music festival.

The body of the man, in his 60s, who had been working at the festival all weekend as a security guard for G4S, was discovered at around 5pm on Sunday.

He was among 25 security officers G4S was sub-contracted to provide at Glastonbury to ensure the safety of festival-goers.

Avon and Somerset Police said the man's sudden death was not being treated as suspicious.

It is understood the guard had been working night shifts at the festival and was not thought to have died due to the heat.

Security firm G4S offered its condolences to his family.

A G4S spokesperson said: "At 5:00 pm on Sunday 30 June, one of our employees was found dead in his tent at Glastonbury Festival, where he had been working as a security officer.

"The next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time."

The guard is not believed to have worked during the 24 hours preceding his death.

Police officers and paramedics were called to the festival after the man was discovered.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "At 5pm yesterday we were made aware of the sudden death of a man in his 60s on one of the campsites at Glastonbury Festival.

"Officers attended and are satisfied the man's death is not suspicious. The coroner has been informed."

Additional reporting by agencies

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