UK: 53 YEAR OLD MAN DIES FROM DRUGS OVERDOSE AT KINKY SEX FESTIVAL

A 53-year-old man died at a woodland sex festival after taking a fatal overdose of MDMA, an inquest heard.

Steven Graves was found dead at Flamefest in the upmarket town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where hundreds of party-goers took part in kinky workshops, The Mirror reports

The 53-year-old’s inquest opened today after he was found unresponsive at the festival site, which offered an ‘adult play area’ staffed by dominatrixes.

It was revealed Mr Graves, from Woking, Surrey, died of a fatal overdose of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, ahead of the full inquest which will be scheduled for a later date.

The festival had caused uproar in the posh Kent town, where about 250 people paid up to £600 to attend on the weekend of August 19 and 20.

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Police initially said the death was unexplained and opened an investigation (Image: PA)

Extra security was also brought in to stop gatecrashers before emergency services found Mr Graves dead two days after the festival officially ended, Kent and Medway Coroners’ Court heard.

Emergency services initially said the death was ‘unexplained’.

Speaking in August, a spokesman for Kent Police said: “Kent Police is making enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding an unexplained death in Tunbridge Wells.

Tickets cost hundreds of pounds and photography was forbidden inside the venue (Image: PA)

“Officers were called by South East Coast Ambulance Service at 6.14am on Tuesday, August 22 to a medical incident at a campsite in Powder Mill Lane, Tunbridge Wells.

“Patrols and ambulance crews went to the scene where a man was pronounced dead.

“The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage.

“In addition, an unconscious woman received medical treatment and was taken to a local hospital by air ambulance.”

A full inquest into the death will be heard at a later date (Image: PA)

 

Also speaking in August, a spokeswoman for South East Coast Ambulance Service added: “We can confirm that the trust was called to a field off Powder Mill Lane, Southborough, at 6am today following reports of two people found unconscious.

“We have a number of resources at the scene including specialists critical care paramedics, hazardous area response team and helicopter emergency medical service.

“At this stage we have no further information.”

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