Police name stab death victim

POLICE last night named a man who died of a stab wound at an Essex caravan park - as they continued to question a 21-year-old on suspicion of murder.Barry Lane, 28, of Skelmersdale Road, Clacton, was found dead at Highfield Holiday Park in the town's London Road after reports of a disturbance in a caravan.

By Annie Davidson

POLICE last night named a man who died of a stab wound at an Essex caravan park - as they continued to question a 21-year-old on suspicion of murder.

Barry Lane, 28, of Skelmersdale Road, Clacton, was found dead at Highfield Holiday Park in the town's London Road after reports of a disturbance in a caravan.

A murder enquiry was launched after police were called to the site at 4.30am on Sunday and found Mr Lane's body. A woman was also found suffering from serious head injuries and was taken to hospital.


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A 21-year-old Clacton man was later arrested on suspicion of murder and was last night still being quizzed by detectives.

A post mortem examination held yesterday revealed that Mr Lane died of a single stab wound to the chest.

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The woman, who is 26 and also from Clacton, remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

A police spokeswoman said there had been reports of “some sort of dispute” in a caravan at the holiday park before Mr Lane's body was found.

London Road was closed off while police forensic experts carried out a detailed investigation. The road was reopened by Sunday lunchtime.

Anybody with any information about the incident is asked to contact Clacton CID on 01255 221312, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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