Mutiny Festival deaths: Sister tells of moment '˜everything went dark' after she was told of Georgia Jones' death

THE sister of a teenage girl who died after taking two ecstasy pills at Mutiny Festival has told of the crushing moment she was told of her sibling's death.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 4:56 am
Teenager Georgia Jones, 18, who died at Mutiny Festival

Georgia Jones, 18, died after taking two ecstasy tablets at Portsmouth's Mutiny Festival this summer.

Her mum Janine Milburn, 41, and sister Charlotte, 23, have started a petition calling for open drug testing in which festival goers can run open checks to see exactly what is in the drugs they are taking.

Charlotte said she has found it hard to come to terms with her sisters death. 

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'˜When I found out what had happened everything went dark and I just dropped to the floor,' said Charlotte. 

'˜I knew Georgia had tried drugs in the past and I warned her against taking them. She was a party girl who wanted to have fun but I never thought anything bad would happen.

'˜I ended up saying to be careful but I knew what was going to happen,' she added.

Mutiny Festival where 15 people ended up in hospital with drug related symptoms

Charlotte consoles herself by taking the same drive she took with her sister a couple of days prior to the festival.

'˜I do that drive by myself sometimes because we all have our little moments. I'll do our drive and put on our music. It is something that keeps me sane,' she said.

Georgia's mum Janine, of Havant, believes Georgia's life could have been saved if she had known what was in the drugs she was taking.

'˜I believe every festival should have a front of house testing facility so that people can find out what dose they are taking,' she said.

'˜A lot of people would change their mind once they knew what was in it.'

The petition follows on from Damian Cowan speaking out about the potential dangers of taking recreational drugs after his son, Tommy, also died after becoming unwell at the Mutiny Festival. Tommy had also taken two pills.

A total of 15 people at the festival were taken to hospital after developing drug-related symptoms.

Police have made a number of arrests.