Man quizzed over death in Clacton

A MAN was being quizzed by police on suspicion of murder last night following the death of a 28-year-old at an Essex caravan park.The suspect was arrested yesterday after reports of an early hours disturbance in a caravan at the Highfields Holiday Park, in Clacton on Sea.

By Roddy Ashworth

A MAN was being quizzed by police on suspicion of murder last night following the death of a 28-year-old at an Essex caravan park.

The suspect was arrested yesterday after reports of an early hours disturbance in a caravan at the Highfields Holiday Park, in Clacton on Sea.

Police were called to the park at around 4.30am yesterday and found the body of the man, from Clacton, who had apparently suffered knife wounds.


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They also found a 26-year-old local woman, who had suffered head injuries. Police said yesterday her condition in hospital was serious but stable.

The arrested 21-year-old man was from the Clacton area, police confirmed, and he was being held in the town for questioning.

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Police closed off London Road while scenes of crime officers investigated the scene. It was reopened at lunchtime.

A police spokeswoman added that a post mortem examination was being held last night to determine the precise cause of death.

She said there had been reports of “some sort of dispute” in a caravan at the holiday park before the victim's body was found.

A spokesman for Highfields Holiday Park yesterday declined to comment on the matter as it was being dealt with by the police.

Anybody with any information about the incident is asked to contact Clacton CID on 01255 221312.

Alternatively they can give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

roddy.ashworth@eadt.co.uk

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