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Deaths of teenagers at T in the Park 'may be linked to drugs'

The boy and girl, both aged 17, were found separately on the festival's first day.

The deaths of two teenagers in separate incidents at the T in the Park festival could be linked to drugs.

Police said the deaths of a 17-year-old boy from the west of Scotland and a 17-year-old girl from the north of England are not thought to be suspicious.

Reports will be submitted to the procurator fiscal into both deaths and next of kin have been informed.

Chief superintendent Angela McLaren, Police Scotland's gold commander for the event, said: "Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of the two young people involved.

"We are continuing to investigate these deaths and are following lines of inquiry, including the possibility that they may be drug related.

"I would remind all persons attending the festival that there is no safe way of taking drugs.

"Anyone who has any concerns for themselves or others at the festival should contact festival staff, police officers or medics for assistance."

Death: Officers have informed the families of the two teenagers.
Death: Officers have informed the families of the two teenagers. ©SWNS

The Perthshire festival opened its gates to campers arriving on Thursday ahead of the main arena opening on Friday.

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: "We are shocked and saddened by today's news and our thoughts are with the families and friends at this time. We are offering our full support and assistance."

Meanwhile, police have revealed a cash machine has been stolen from the main arena area at the T in the Park festival.

The ATM was taken between midnight and 7am on Friday after the campsite at Strathallan Estate opened to revellers on Thursday.

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