Glastonbury Security Guard Found Dead on Festival Site
The cause of death has not been announced.
A security guard with the G4S security team at the Glastonbury Festival in England was found dead Sunday evening on the music gathering's site.
A spokesperson for G4S on Monday confirmed the death to Billboard in a statement that read, "At 5:00 p.m. on Sunday 30 June, one of our employees was found dead in his tent at Glastonbury Festival, where he had been working as a security officer. The next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time."
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Avon and Somerset police also confirmed the death to Billboard — declining to describe the deceased's occupation — and describing him as a "man in his 60s" who was found on one of the festival's campsites. "Officers attended and are satisfied the man's death is not suspicious. The coroner has been informed." No cause of death has been announced so far.
NME reported that the security guard had been working night shifts over the weekend but had not worked in the 24 hours prior to his death with G4S's security team of 25 guards. As of midday Sunday, the outlet reported that police said crime reports were "significantly down" at this year's fest compared to 2017's, with 13 arrests logged at that time for charges including criminal damage, public order, vehicle offenses and low-level assaults.
A spokesperson for Glastonbury could not be reached for comment at press time.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.