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Mutiny Festival death: Mum's grief at losing 'little girl'

Mutiny Festival death: Mum's grief at losing 'little girl'

Georgia Jones, 18, has been named locally as one of those who died at Mutiny Festival
The mother of a teenager who died after "taking two pills" at a dance music festival has spoken of her grief at losing "her little girl".Georgia Jones, 18, and a 20-year-old man died following separate incidents at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth. Writing on Facebook, her mother Janine Milburn said she hoped her daughter's death would deter others from "taking anything ever".Police have not confirmed whether drugs were involved in either of the deaths.A Queen Alexandra Hospital spokesman said some of the people treated presented with "drug-related" symptoms. It could not confirm if all 15 illnesses were related to drugs.
Mutiny Festival death: Mum's grief at losing 'little girl'

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Mutiny Festival safety adviser Ian Baird said organisers were liaising with police following two deaths at its site in Portsmouth
A statement on Facebook from festival organisers read: "The safety of our amazing customers has always been paramount to us and so to keep everyone safe and in respect to those who have passed, we have taken the decision not to open today."Earlier, the festival at King George V Playing Fields in Cosham had issued a "harm prevention alert" apparently warning about the use of drugs.
The message to festivalgoers described a "dangerous high-strength or bad-batch substance on site". Organisers said on social media they were "devastated" about the deaths.
Liam Blair said he was shocked to hear about the deaths
Festivalgoer Liam Blair, from Southampton, was one of thousands of revellers making their way home early after the event's cancellation. He said closing the festival early was a "respectful" decision and that there was an atmosphere of "shock" as news of the deaths spread. "You just don't expect that to happen to people so young," he said.
Sophie Wilkinson said some people at the festival were "annoyed and upset" by the decision to cancel Sunday's events
However, Sophie Wilkinson, 17, said some festivalgoers had been left "annoyed and upset" by the decision to close the festival early.
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