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Police confirm death of Creamfields security worker not being treated as suspicious

Michael Smith, who died after an accident at Creamfields <i>(Image: Newsquest / GoFundMe)</i>
Michael Smith, who died after an accident at Creamfields (Image: Newsquest / GoFundMe)

CHESHIRE Police have confirmed the death of Creamfields security worker Michael Smith is not being considered suspicious.

Michael, known to friends as Bruno, died after an accident on the site of Creamfields on Monday, August 28, after the festival had been closed to the public.

The security worker, who is from Newcastle-under-Lyme, was 47, died on Friday, September 15, after more than two weeks in hospital.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “Police have confirmed the death of a security worker following the Creamfields festival.

“Michael Smith, 47, from Newcastle-under-Lyme was injured at the site on Monday August 28 after the festival had closed to the public.

“He was taken to hospital in a serious condition, but sadly died on the morning of Friday September 15.

“Police, liaising with the local authority and Health and Safety executive, have established there appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

Michael’s death was announced in a post on a Creamfield’s community group by his brother.

It said: “As a family we regret to inform you that Michael AKA Bruno (Security Guard) passed away at 5am this morning (15/09/23) following a tragic set of unfortunate circumstances. We would like to thank everyone who has called, text, and supported us over the last 2 weeks, it is appreciated. As you can imagine, this is a really difficult time for us all, so we would appreciate some privacy at this time.”

A GoFundMe page was set up by his family following Michael’s initial accident, with £3,105 raised at the time of posting.