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Ellie Rowe - duo will face no charges over her death

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: December 12, 2013


Ellie Rowe, who died at Boomtown Fair earlier this year

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THERE will be no further action against two of the people arrested in connection with the death of teenager Ellie Rowe.

The 18-year-old collapsed at the Boomtown Fair, near Winchester, at around 10pm on August 8, before being pronounced dead on arrival at Hampshire County Hospital.

The cause of the former Wells Cathedral School pupil’s death is not yet established and will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest.

Following the festival, a 19-year-old woman from Dinder and 21-year-old man from Wells were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class C drugs.

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A 22-year-old man from Bath was also arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class C drug.

But when the trio reported to answer bail on December 3, police confirmed that the man from Bath and woman from Dinder would face no further action.

The 21-year-old from Wells has been re-bailed, and must wait until February 11 to find out if he will face further charges.

Speaking after her death, her family released a statement saying: “Although grief-struck, we are thankful for the 18 years, 2 months and a day that Eleanor was at the heart of our family.

“She was a one-off, a shooting star who lit up the lives of all who were close to her – and there were hundreds.

“People have asked if there is a charity to which they can send money in her name, and we hope in time to set up Aiming High – the Ellie Rowe Trust – Gateway to Higher Things.

“For more information, contact us at ion arowe@gmail.com.”

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