Police have arrested six people on suspicion of murder after a 58-year-old man was taken into custody and died in a bar row at popular family holiday park Parkden Resorts in Camber Sands.
- Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a fight at a popular holiday park.
- A brawl broke out after football at the on-site bar involving several men.
- Several men held the victim down until he turned blue and died at around 10.50pm.
Police have arrested six people on suspicion of murder following a brawl in a barroom at the end of a football match at a popular family holiday park.
Holidaymakers told how the man was tackled to the floor and held down after an altercation at Parkden Resorts in Camber Sands, Sussex.
Witnesses said the man was screaming ‘I can’t breathe’ before turning blue while several men were on top of him.
According to The Sun, the victim is said to have queued up just before 11pm on Friday after the end of the Premier League season opener between Crystal Palace and Arsenal, which is the site of the showbar. I was being shown.
Sussex Police said paramedics attended the scene but ‘despite the best efforts of paramedics’ a 58-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. His next of kin have been informed.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: ‘Police have arrested six people on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at a holiday park on Ludd Road in Camber Sands in the early hours of Sunday morning.
‘Emergency services were called at around 10.50pm on Friday to reports of an altercation between a group of people.
Police have arrested six people on suspicion of murder following a brawl at the end of a football match at Parkden Resorts in Camber Sands.
‘Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 58-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight.
‘Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody.’
Detective Superintendent Jon Hill said: ‘Our investigation is at a very early stage, but I would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident with no widespread risk of harm.
‘Officers are now working to establish the full circumstances while the victim’s next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.’
Parkden sent a message to guests that a ‘serious incident’ had occurred and some holidaymakers were asked to leave the resort this morning.
It said there was a ‘direct police investigation’ and the park would remain closed until officers could investigate further.
One holidaymaker said: ‘I’ve been here with my family for a week, and this morning we went to the corner shop to find out what happened.’
Parkdean has offered £100 to guests who have had to cancel activities and leave the park.
The message said: ‘We would like to inform you that a serious incident occurred in our complex area last night.
‘As this is a direct police investigation our team is doing everything possible to assist with their enquiries.
‘Please be aware that they cannot comment on this incident.
‘Our complex area at the park will remain closed and will not reopen until the investigation is complete.
‘We will update you in this regard today at lunch time.
‘If you have activities booked for today, our Parks team will contact you to advise if these events can go ahead.