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Craig David and Sean Pauls hearts go out to family and friends after two die at Mutiny Festival

Craig David and Sean Paul's 'hearts go out' to families after two die at Mutiny Festival
Craig was due to perform (Picture: Getty Images)

Craig David and Sean Paul have paid tribute to the families whose children died at Mutiny Festival on Saturday.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the two young people who lost their lives at @MutinyFestivals yesterday, tweeted Craig.

Also posting on Twitter, Sean Paul added: I WILL NOT BE PERFORMING @MutinyFestivals 2NITE. MY HEART GOES OUT 2 FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES LAST NIGHT! (sic).

American singer Frankee said: Absolutely horrible news to hear. My thoughts go out to the families who have lost their loved ones.

I was really excited to play this festival however massive props to @MutinyFestivals for doing 100 per cent and undeniably the right thing today.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the two young people who lost their lives at @MutinyFestivals yesterday.❤

— Craig David (@CraigDavid) May 27, 2018

I WILL NOT BE PERFORMING @MutinyFestivals 2NITE. MY HEART GOES OUT 2 FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES LAST NIGHT! ??

— Sean Paul (@duttypaul) May 27, 2018

Absolutely horrible news to hear. My thoughts go out to the families who have lost their loved ones. I was really excited to play this festival however massive props to @MutinyFestivals for doing 100% and undeniably the right thing today ? https://t.co/vqJCObO3Ke

— FRANKEE (@frankeemusic) May 27, 2018

Id like to send my condolences to the familys of the young people who sadly passed away yesterday at Mutiny. It was a beautiful day at such a great event. Big shout to everyone involved and who attended. Please rave safely at future events ❤?? https://t.co/Fs72Lisda4

— CRISSY CRISS #WarOnSilence (@CrissyCriss) May 27, 2018

Georgia Jones, 18, is understood to be one of the two revellers who died in separate incidents at the festival, which was cancelled on Sunday morning.

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Police confirmed the deaths are not being treated as suspicious but organisers said last night they were aware of dangerous high strength or bad batch of drugs on site.

The pair were taken from the festival in King George V Playing fields, Cosham, to Queen Alexandra Hospital after falling ill 20 minutes apart.

Georgia Jones. First picture of Mutiny Festival pills death. (Picture: Georgia Jones/Facebook)
Georgia Jones died age 18 (Picture: Georgia Jones/Facebook)

Writing on Facebook, Georgias mum Janine Milburn said: I can now say Georgia died yesterday due to complications after taking two pills at Mutiny.

If nothing else, I hope what has happened to her will deter you from taking anything ever.

The heartbreaking post continued: The pills had caused her temperature to rise so high it made her fit for 45 mins.

This then caused her muscle to break down and turn her blood acidic. Her heart was irregular and stopped numerous times and then her lungs filled with blood and fluid and I made the decision to turn everything off.

My little girl was 18 and full of life, I just hope this stops at least some of you from ending up the same.

Georgia Jones. First picture of Mutiny Festival pills death. (Picture: Facebook)
Georgias mum made a heartbreaking statement on Facebook (Picture: Facebook)

In a statement released on Saturday, Hampshire Police said: We can confirm that two people have died after falling ill at Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth.

At 7.10pm on Saturday May 26, we were informed that an 18-year-old woman had fallen ill at the festival site in King George V Playing Fields, Cosham.

The statement added: The woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital where she later died.

At 7.30pm, a 20-year-old man was found collapsed at the festival site. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital where he later died. Next of kin for both the woman and the man have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth (Picture: Mutiny Festivals)
Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth has now been cancelled (Picture: Mutiny Festivals)

The festival was later cancelled by the organisers who said in a statement that it was a safety precaution.

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The safety of our amazing customers has always been paramount to us and so to keep everyone safe and in respect to those who have passed, we have taken the decision not to open today, they said.

As you can imagine, this decision was not taken lightly and was taken with the support of the local statutory authorities who we continue to work with.

Enquiries are being made into the circumstances of what has happened, but we must reiterate our advice to all our customers to responsibly dispose of any substances. More information will follow when available, we appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.

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