A teenager who was admitted to hospital in a life-threatening condition after falling ill at this year's Creamfields festival appears to be on the road to recovery.

The 18-year-old man from Blackpool was originally on the "critical" list but police say he is now stable.

The man has been moved to a hospital closer to his home.

This year’s festival was tainted by the tragic death of a young man from Warrington.

Cheshire Constabulary says it worked closely with event organisers and their security team, the borough councils of Halton and Warrington and other agencies in a bid to ensure all festival-goers had a safe and enjoyable time.

However, the 19-year-old died in the early hours of Saturday, August 24, after falling ill at the four-day dance and music event in Daresbury.

At the time of the tragedy assistant chief constable Matt Welsted who led the policing operation for Creamfields said: “Around 70,000 people go to the dance music festival every year to have a good time.

“Sadly, one young man who attended this year’s Creamfields has lost his life and another who went to the event was originallyin a critical condition in hospital.

“Everyone at Cheshire Constabulary – many of whom worked in and around the Daresbury site over the bank holiday weekend to support the event management company running the private event and its security team – are deeply saddened by the tragic death of the 19-year-old from Warrington.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.”

The men were both assessed by a doctor at the casualty facility at Creamfields before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

ACC Welsted added: “We are treating these incidents extremely seriously.

“We have completed our initial investigationinto the 19-year-old’s death. 

"A file will be prepared for the coroner and weare continuing to support their work to establish the cause of death.”

Officers have been working with festival organisers to examine the circumstances leading up to the tragic events to see what if anything can be done to help make future festivals safer.

ACC Welsted said: “A lot of work went into planning the police support operation for Creamfields 2019 in collaboration with event organisers and their security team, the two local authorities,other partner agencies and local residents.

“An important part of this is ensuring that we had the right officers and staff with the right skills working in and around the Creamfields site during the festival.

“The majority of festival-goers enjoyed the weekend safely and within the law.

“However, 37 people were arrested while a further 59 people are being investigated regarding offences allegedly committed at the festival.”

The majority of arrests and other investigations relate to the possession of illegal drugs with intent to supply.