Man, 28, arrested on suspicion of murder after women, 25 is found dead in woods at Bestival music festival 

BESTIVAL ‘MURDER’It is the first year the festival has been held in Lulworth Estate, Dorset after moving from the Isle of Wight and is billed as a ’boutique’ event

By Lauren Fruen

11th September 2017, 11:53 am

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman, 25, from London at the Bestival music festival.
Dorset Police said the victim’s body was found “in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site”.


An investigation is underway following the death of a woman at Bestival


The body of the woman, who had attended Bestival, was found in a wooded area of the festival site in Lulworth, Dorset

Police were called to the festival just before 1am today after friends expressed concerns for the young woman who had gone missing.

The body of the woman, who had attended Bestival, was found in a wooded area of the festival site in Lulworth, Dorset.

Her family have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

It is the first year the festival has been held in Lulworth Estate after moving from the Isle of Wight and is billed by organisers as a “boutique” event.

A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Dorset Police said this was “to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances”.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police, said: “Following the discovery of the woman’s body we have now launched an investigation into her death.

“We have specially-trained officers supporting her family at this very difficult time.”


Rag’n’Bone Man performs on The Castle stage on Day 3 of Bestival at Lulworth Castle


Dizzee Rascal also performed over the weekend

The three day festival, which finished yesterday, was headlined by The XX and Pet Shop Boys.

Other acts also on the line up for the festival included Dizzee Rascal, Jamie T and Annie Mac.

Tickets for the three day event cost £195 pounds.

In a statement, Bestival said: “Following today’s news announcement, the team at Bestival are devastated to hear about this tragic news.

“We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman’s family and friends.”

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire added: “Enquiries are now underway to establish how she died. A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and this should give us more of an indication as to the cause of her death.

“We are working closely with the festival organisers and I would appeal to anyone with any information about the incident to contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at http://www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:36. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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