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Update: Death at Warmwell Holiday Park – suspects released under investigation

Detectives carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the death of a man at a holiday park near Dorchester are issuing an update.

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 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.

They have now been released under investigation as detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) carry out further enquiries.

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

Detective Inspector Shaun Inkpen, of MCIT, said: “This remains an ongoing investigation and we are continuing to explore a number of lines of enquiry as we seek to establish the full circumstances surrounding this death.

“I would again urge 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 to please contact us.”

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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