Family of teenager who died call for more drug checking at festivals


Exclusive: Anya Buckley’s aunt calls for facilities so festivalgoers can test drugs for contamination

The family of a 17-year-old who died at a music festival in 2019 after taking illegal drugs have urged organisers to be “realistic and practical” about substance use at their events in order to save lives.

Anya Buckley, from Oldham, died at Leeds festival in August 2019 from heart failure with MDMA, cocaine and ketamine in her system, and following her inquest in January her family have called for action to help prevent any more young lives being lost from substance misuse during summer events.

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