THE INVESTIGATION into the death of one of David Cameron’s constituency aides at Glastonbury this weekend continues, but police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Christopher Shale, 56, was found dead in the backstage VIP area of the music festival yesterday morning. He had been reported missing to police the night before.
The Telegraph reports that he had been missing for almost 24 hours when he was found and police said they were assisted in their search for Shale by festival staff.
A post-mortem was carried out yesterday and toxicology tests are being carried out. Although the cause of death remains unknown, police said that the post-mortem and officers’ early investigation indicate the death is not suspicious.
The Avon and Somerset Police said today that the inquest into Shale’s death would open this afternoon.
Prime Minister David Cameron issued a statement in response to his constituency chairman’s sudden death yesterday, describing him as a “great friend” and “a big rock in my life”. He said he was devastated by news of Shale’s death.