Police and hospitals are working together to try to find out the reason why a teenager suddenly died this week.
17-year-old Esme Blore, from Stevington, died on Monday at Northampton General Hospital after she fell ill at Reading Festival and returned home early.
She was later taken to Northampton Hospital where she died on Monday.
A statement from Northamptonshire Police said: “Northamptonshire and Thames Valley police, and Royal Berkshire and Northampton General Hospitals are working together to establish the circumstances of the death of 17-year-old Esme Blore, from Bedfordshire, who died in Northampton General Hospital on Monday, after attending Reading Festival at the weekend.
“We are aware there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the cause of her death, and numerous rumours have been circulating.
“A post-mortem is being carried out today, and all the relevant agencies are liaising closely with each other to establish if there is any risk to public health, which does not seem to be the case at the moment.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Esme at this extremely difficult time, and we would ask people to consider their feelings before printing, posting, or responding to rumours surrounding her death, as this is proving very upsetting for her loved ones.
“The results of the post mortem will be published when they are available. If anyone is worried about their health, we would advise them to contact the NHS via the 111 number for further advice.”
A Facebook group has been set up in memory of Esme with friends and family paying tribute.
One said: “Esme, what do I even say? I have so many nice memories from when we were younger, and was laughing at all the old photos earlier from when we were toddlers, and swimming lessons with our mums, and our first few birthdays together - it was a pleasure sharing all those things with you. Rest in peace, sending love from my family to yours, everyone is going to miss you so much xxxxx”
Another said: “Esme, To say that you’re going to missed really doesn’t come close to explaining how so many of us feel about you no longer being with us. Although our closest years are now behind us, the memories we have shared will always be in the present.”
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