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Public appeal following death of man near Dorchester

Detectives are investigating the death of a man at a holiday park near Dorchester and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report at 12.27am on Sunday 23 June 2024 raising concern for the welfare of a man believed to be in Heron Lake at Warmwell Holiday Park in Crossways.

Emergency services attended and, with the assistance of the fire service, a man was located in the water.

Very sadly the man, aged in his 70s and from Birmingham, was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

Following enquiries, a man and woman, both aged in their 50s and from Birmingham, were arrested on suspicion of murder. The woman was also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

The man who died and the individuals who have been arrested are known to each other.

Detective Inspector Shaun Inkpen, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly died, and we have launched a full investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries in the area of the holiday park and a cordon has been put in place as we conduct our investigation.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed or heard anything suspicious in the area during the evening of Saturday 22 June into the early hours of Sunday 23 June 2024.

“There will be an increased policing presence in the vicinity as we carry out our enquiries and officers can be approached by any members of the public with information or concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240094346. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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