Cumbria

Three jailed after Kendal Calling festival drugs death

Michael Mountford, left, Simon Chapman, centre, and Luke Fraser Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Michael Mountfort, left, Simon Chapman, centre, and Luke Fraser were all jailed

Three men have been jailed over plotting to supply Class A drugs at last year's Kendal Calling music festival in Cumbria.

It follows an investigation into the death of teenager Christian Pay.

At Carlisle Crown Court, Michael Mountfort, 42, of Manchester, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Luke Fraser, 21, of Manchester, was jailed for four years and eight months, while Simon Chapman, 21, of Millom, Cumbria, received a 16-month sentence.

All were charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Mr Mountford has denied the charge, while his two co-accused pleaded guilty.

Mr Pay was pronounced dead after being admitted to the Cumberland Infirmary having fallen ill at the event.

Cumbria Police said his death could be linked to three types of illegal pills.

Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Christian Pay died after taking drugs at the festival, while one of his friends was put in an induced coma

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