Woman dies suddenly at Isle of Wight Festival

Festival-goers heading into the Isle of Wight Festival on Thursday
Organisers said they were "deeply saddened by the passing of a festival-goer" [Getty Images]

A woman in her 40s has died at a campsite of a music festival, police have confirmed.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary was called at 10:51 BST on Thursday to reports of a "sudden death" at the Isle of Wight Festival site in Newport.

Officers are not treating the death as suspicious and the woman's family have been made aware.

Festival organisers said they were "deeply saddened by the passing of a festival-goer".

They added: "Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family and friends."

The festival opened on Thursday and is due to run until Sunday.

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