Caravan park death man is named

POLICE have released the name of a man whose death at a caravan park in Essex prompted a murder investigation.

Annie Davidson

THE fianc�e of a man whose death at an Essex caravan park prompted a murder investigation has paid tribute to him.

John Sullivan died in Colchester General Hospital after being found “seriously ill” at Orchards Holiday Village in Point Clear, near St Osyth.

Emergency services were called to the caravan park at 11.30pm on Thursday after reports of a fight and Mr Sullivan was taken to Colchester General Hospital by ambulance.

The 33-year-old died a few hours later. He lived in Kirkwood Road, Peckham, with his 25-year-old fianc�e Cheryl Henderson.

Miss Henderson, said in a short statement: “Things weren't always easy between us and we didn't always see eye to eye but the one thing we always knew was that we were meant to be together.

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“He will always be in my heart.”

A post mortem examination was carried out but it was unable to establish the cause of death so further tests will be needed.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was questioned by detectives during Friday and Saturday before being released on police bail without charge on Saturday afternoon.

The man, from south east London, must report back to Clacton police station in July.

A spokesman for Essex Police said investigations into the death were continuing and added detectives continued to believe it was a “domestic incident.”

He said: “Police remain convinced that this was a domestic related incident with family and friends on holiday at the time.”

General manager of Orchards Holiday Village, Neil Ainsworth, said on Friday: “This was an isolated incident.

“We are trying to keep business as usual - people are arriving and leaving today, it is a big check-in day for us.”

The park has 1,200 caravans, some of which are privately owned and others which are rented out to holiday makers.

annie.davidson@eadt.co.uk