Tory aide found dead at Glastonbury 2011

Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2011 by Shirlaine Forrest
Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2011 by Shirlaine Forrest

A Tory aide was found dead at Glastonbury 2011 at around 9am this morning (Sunday).

Christopher Shale, chairman of West Oxfordshire Conservative Association, was discovered in a portable toilet in the VIP backstage area of the event.

Police are yet to release a verdict on the cause of death, but festival organiser Michael Eavis described it as a ‘suicide situtaion’.

Speaking at a press conference, Eavis said: “I’m told it was a suicide situation in the early hours of this morning. It was in the Winnebago area. It’s very very sad. I can’t say too much about it.”

Police have also confirmed that several of Shale’s close relatives were staying onsite and were being comforted after receiving the news, reports NME.

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