Man's death 'not suspicious'

A MAJOR investigation is under way after the body of a man was found in a caravan at a holiday park.

THE death of a man at a Little Clacton caravan park is no longer being treated as suspicious, police said today.

The man, who was aged in his fifties, was found at Firs Caravan Park in London Road at 10.15am yesterday.

A major investigation was launched and a 35-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death which police said was being treated as “suspicious.”

However following a post mortem examination the arrested man was released without charge and police said the matter was no longer being treated as suspicious.

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The post mortem examination results were inconclusive and officers are now awaiting toxicology results.

The death has been referred to Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray for an inquest at a later date.

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Iain Senchell, the owner and manager of Firs Caravan Park, said the death had left everyone shocked and that their thoughts were with the dead man's family.

The site has 180 vans which are all owned rather than rented out and used for holidays, not residential use.

Mr Senchell said: “He had only had his van for a few weeks so he was a new customer and in that time he had made quite a few friends.

“Our thoughts are with his family.”

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