A post-mortem into the death of a teenage girl who died at Northampton General Hospital after attending the Reading Festival has proved to be “inconclusive”.
Esme Blore, aged 17, died in Northampton on Monday, with police and hospital staff now trying to establish the cause of her death.
Esme, from Stevington, near Bedford, is thought to have begun feeling unwell as she joined thousands of music fans at the festival on Saturday.
She was taken to hospital in Reading and later discharged. But she collapsed after returning home on Sunday and was taken to Northampton General Hospital where she later died.
Northamptonshire Police is now carrying out an investigation into her death alongside Northampton General Hospital, as well as police and hospital staff in Berkshire.
A statement, released today, said: “The post-mortem into the death of 17-year-old Esme Blore, who died in Northampton General Hospital on Monday after attending Reading Festival, has proved inconclusive.
“Further tests and toxicology reports will now be completed. These are expected to take a further four to six weeks.
“There has been further speculation about Esmé’s death and the hospitalisation of one of her friends. We can confirm a second girl was receiving hospital treatment but has now been discharged.
“She did not have meningitis. We will not be releasing further information about her or her illness.
“Northamptonshire and Thames Valley Police, the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Northampton General Hospital will continue to work together to establish the circumstances of Esme’s death.
“When the toxicology results are known, these will be publicised. We would appeal again to the media and people on social networking sites to refrain from publishing or posting speculation and rumours about Esme’s death, as these are proving very upsetting to Esmé’s family and friends at what is already an extremely difficult time.”
A statement from festival organisers said “our thoughts and sympathies are very much with her family and friends”.