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Woman dies after night at Southport Pontins during music festival

By Benjamin Roberts-Haslam

A woman died after being taken to hospital from Pontins in Southport.

The woman, in her 30s, died after being found unconscious in a room at the holiday park on Friday morning, police said today. North West Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the park at 7.05am and one person was taken to hospital.

She died in hospital, police confirmed. Pontins is currently hosting dance music festival the Bang Face Weekender, which is being held at the park from Thursday to this coming Sunday.

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A spokesperson for Britannia Hotels, which owns Pontins, told the ECHO: "May we take this opportunity to send our deepest condolences to the family in these most distressing of times."

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "We can confirm that officers were made aware of an incident this morning at Pontins Southport Holiday Park.

"It was reported that a woman in her 30s was found unconscious at a room on the resort. Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital where she sadly passed away.

"The woman’s next of kin have been informed and the death is not believed to be suspicious. Our investigations are continuing into the incident and a file will be passed to the coroner."

The organisers of the Bang Face Weekender were approached for comment.

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