Man dies after suffering burns at Glastonbury Festival


A man has died after suffering serious burns at the Glastonbury Festival site, police said.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were called to the site at around 5.20pm on Monday following reports of a man on fire.

The man, reported to be in his 20s, had suffered serious burns and was taken by air ambulance to Bristol's Southmead Hospital.

A man has died after suffering serious burns at Glastonbury

A spokesman said: "He was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he sadly later died.

"The man's family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time."

It added: "Our inquiries are continuing but we are treating the death as unexplained and do not believe it to be suspicious."

Gates open for the popular music event in Pilton, Somerset, on Wednesday.

The festival begins on Friday, with Muse, Adele and Coldplay all headlining.