Glastonbury founder's step-grandson is killed in horror crash

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis’s step-grandson is killed in horror crash on his Somerset farm

  • Harry Brooksbank, 27, was killed after his Ford Fiesta collided with a utility pole
  • Emergency services were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene
  • No one else was injured in the crash and investigations are ongoing, said police
  • Mr Brooksbank’s family has since paid tribute to the ‘fun loving son and brother’ 

The step-grandson of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has died in a car crash on his farm in Somerset.

Harry Brooksbank, 27, was killed after his black Ford Fiesta collided with a utility pole on the A361 in Pilton, Somerset, overnight last Thursday.

Emergency services were called at around 2am on Friday but Mr Brooksbank was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured in the crash and investigations are ongoing, said Avon and Somerset Police.

Tributes have since been paid to the ‘fun loving son and brother’, with his family saying: ‘We will miss him dreadfully.’

Harry Brooksbank, 27, was killed after his black Ford Fiesta collided with a utility pole on the A361 in Pilton, Somerset, overnight last Thursday

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, pictured above. In a statement, Mr Brooksbank’s family said: ‘We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Harry, a wonderful warm, fun loving son and brother. We will miss him dreadfully’

In a statement, his family said: ‘We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Harry, a wonderful warm, fun loving son and brother. We will miss him dreadfully.

‘We would like to thank everyone for their love and support.’

The Riflemans Arms, a pub in Glastonbury, also paid tribute to one of their ‘favourite customers’.

It wrote on Facebook: ‘Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Harry Brooksbank who can only be described as one of our favourite customers!

‘The most genuine, nicest guy we’ve had the pleasure of knowing, always smiling and charming, we are truly devastated.

‘No one will ever rock a tash as you did. Sending love to all that are hurting right now.’ 

The Riflemans Arms, a pub in Glastonbury, also paid tribute to one of their ‘favourite customers’, saying: ‘The most genuine, nicest guy we’ve had the pleasure of knowing’

Police said Mr Brooksbank’s family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

A force spokesperson said: ‘Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘His family are aware and are being supported by specially-trained officers. Our thoughts are with them in their loss.’

Anyone who travelled along the A361 at around 2am is urged to call police on 101 quoting the reference 5221289527.

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