Dorset holiday park murder probe: Pair released after death of man in his 70s

TWO people arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died at a Dorset holiday park have been released on bail.

Detectives are probing the death of a man in his 70s, who was found in Heron Lake, at the Warmwell Holiday Park in Crossways, near Dorchester, at around 12.27am on Sunday (June 23).

The man, from Birmingham, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

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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, June 22, into the early hours of Sunday, June 23, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240094346. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at, or by calling 0800 555 111.

I am the editor in chief of Blackmore Vale media, which includes the New Blackmore Vale, New Stour & Avon, Salisbury & Avon Gazette and the Purbeck Gazette, having been a reporter for some 20 years. In my spare time, I am a festival lover, with a particular focus on Glastonbury. I live in Somerset with my wife and two children.