Mystery over death of man at woodland sex festival in Tunbridge Wells

The man was found dead and a woman hospitalised at Flamefest in Tunbridge Wells (Instagram/from_the_flames_events)

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered at a woodland S&M sex festival in Tunbridge Wells over the weekend.

Emergency services descended on the site of Flamefest but the unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is being treated as unexplained.

A woman also received medical treatment before being rushed to hospital by air ambulance.

The event, that describes itself as a ‘kink rave festival’,  caused uproar in the posh Kent town after it was announced, offering an “adult play area” staffed by a dominatrix and a variety of kinky workshops.

The sex festival caused uproar in the posh Kent Town (Instagram/from_the_flames_events)

Around 250 people paid up to £600 to attend the weekend-long festival and organisers had to draft in extra security to stop gatecrashers.

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

“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.


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“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.”

Around 250 people attended the woodland event (Instagram/from_the_flames_events)

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.”