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Wireless: Boy, 16, dies after suspected asthma attack leaving Finsbury Park festival

PUBLISHED: 18:04 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:42 11 July 2018

The ambulance in Seven Sisters Road at the junction with Portland Rise.

The ambulance in Seven Sisters Road at the junction with Portland Rise.

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A teenager who attended Wireless Festival yesterday died after having a suspected asthma attack and collapsing in Seven Sisters Road.

The crowd at Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park on Sunday. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire.The crowd at Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park on Sunday. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire.

The 16-year-old was leaving the Finsbury Park event at about 9.40pm when he told police officers he felt unwell. He then collapsed and was given first aid before medics arrived.

He was taken to hospital but died shortly after 12.30am.

His family have been told.

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