Man dies at holiday park after ‘row in bar’ as police make six murder arrests

Six people have been arrested over the alleged murder of a man at a holiday park.

Officers descended on Parkdean Resorts in Camber Sands, Sussex, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said a 58-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight.

It is understood he got into an argument in The Showbar at the site at the end of last night’s Crystal Palace and Arsenal match which opened the Premier League season.

Sussex Police said: “Police have arrested six people on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at a holiday park in Lydd Road, Camber Sands, in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 6).

“Emergency services were called at around 10.50pm on Friday (August 5) to reports of an altercation involving a group of people.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 58-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight. His next of kin have been informed.

“Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody at this time.”

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, 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 wider risk of harm.

“Officers are now working to establish the full circumstances while the victim’s next of kin are supported by specialist officers.”

Parkdean Resorts is understood to have sent a message to those staying there today and said a “serious incident” had taken place.

It has reportedly offered £100 compensation to anyone who has had activities cancelled due to the incident.

The site remains closed while investigations continue.

A spokesperson for Camber Sands holiday park, said: “On the evening of Friday 5 August a serious incident occurred within our complex area.

“As this is a live police investigation we cannot comment further, but our team is doing everything they can to assist enquiries.”