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Bestival death: Man arrested as 25-year-old London woman found dead at festival site

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

A murder probe has been launched after a woman was found dead at Bestival.

Officers at the event were alerted just before 1am on Monday (September 11) to reports of a concern for welfare of a 25-year-old woman, from London, who had attended the music festival at Lulworth Castle.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Very sadly, following a search of the area the body of the woman was located in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site.

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

"An investigation is under way to establish the circumstances surrounding her death and a cordon is in place on site while forensic examinations are being carried out."

Dizzee Rascal performed at this year's event(Image: Getty Images Europe)

A 28-year-old man, from London, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances.

Bestival ran from September 7 to September 11 and included performances from The xx, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie T and Annie Mac.

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.

"Enquiries are now under way to establish how she died.

Campsite at Bestival(Image: Getty Images Europe)

"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 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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