12:48pm UK, Sunday June 26, 2011
A key member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s constituency team has been
found dead in a portable toilet in the backstage area of the Glastonbury
Christopher Shale, chairman of West Oxfordshire Conservative Association, was
discovered by officers shortly after 9am today, Avon and Somerset Police
Mr Shale, 55, helps run Mr Cameron’s Witney constituency office. Sources
believe he died from a heart attack but the cause of his death has not been
A distraught woman, staying in the backstage area between the Pyramid and
Other stages, was seen being comforted by officers this morning.
A police cordon, guarded by at least eight officers, was put up around the
backstage shower and toilet area.
The camping area where festival production teams and some performers stay was
also blocked off.
A host of celebrities were staying within the cordoned off area. Wayne and
Coleen Rooney were understood to have been camping in a nearby luxury RV.
Revellers reacted with shock at the news of Mr Shale’s death.
Tom Waite, 35, from Cheddar, was among those staying in the VIP area. He
said: “It’s just awful for his family.”
On the day of Mr Shale’s death, a soul-searching report he wrote on the
difficulty of attracting new members to the Conservative Party appeared in a
In the document, Mr Shale admits that at present there is “no reason to join.
Lots of reasons not to”. He also criticises the Conservative Association’s
Security has been heightened at Glastonbury for the arrival of American
megastar Beyonce, who will bring the music extravaganza to a close.
Sources confirmed the American singer required tighter security than was
planned for U2 and Coldplay.
Queens of the Stone Age, Plan B and Paul Simon also feature on the bill as
the festival ends.
Coldplay had their third headline outing on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, and yesterday also saw the return of Pulp to Worthy Farm in a surprise set at the Park Stage.
After three days of relentless rain, revellers at the sodden 900-acre site
have been soaking up the sunshine with temperatures set to exceed 25C on
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
38991267859 18135 85
his path of destiny = 85 = Epitaph. Eulogy. Obituary. Rest in peace.