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Police name man who died after holiday park 'altercation'

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre Credit: ITV Border

Police have named a 47-year-old man who died after an altercation at a holiday park in Cumbria.

Robert William Gordon, from Annan Park, Kilmarnock, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary and was pronounced dead on 13 March 2016.

Police say it followed an incident at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth, which occurred between 1:45am and 2:45am on 12 March.

They are investigating the circumstances of his death and are supporting his family.

A 47-year-old man from Silloth, arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, has been bailed.

Public appeal after Silloth holiday park death

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Cumbria Police have launched an appeal for information after a man died following an incident at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth.

The 47-year-old died in hospital on Sunday 13th March, after what police describe as 'an altercation'.

A 47-year-old man from Silloth, arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, has been bailed.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Man dies after holiday park 'altercation'

A man has died following what police describe as an 'altercation' at a holiday park in Cumbria.

It took place in the early hours of Saturday 12th March at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth.

A forty seven year old man from Kilmarnock was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where he was confirmed dead this afternoon.

A forty seven year old man from Silloth who was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, has been bailed to return to Workington police station at a later date.

Police say their officers are offering support to the family of the dead man.

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Silloth Green named amongst best parks in Britain

Plenty of community events are held at Silloth Green. Credit: Silloth Green

Silloth Green has been officially recognised as one of the top parks and green spaces in Britain.

It's one of only 1,500 nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Green Flag status by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

This Award recognises Silloth Green as a well-managed, high quality green space, which could not have been achieved without the dedicated work of our Town Council staff, grounds maintenance team, and community volunteers.”

– Tony Markley, Mayor of Silloth

Four other green spaces in the Border region also made the list:

  • Dock Park - Dumfries
  • Chances Park – Carlisle
  • Penrith Cemetery
  • Alston Cemetery

You can find more details about our winners here.

Nearly half a million pounds worth of land given to local communities

Two local communities have been given ownership of land and property worth a total value of nearly £500,000.

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet has agreed for the former Workington Sixth Form Centre at Moorclose to be transferred to the Moorclose Community Centre.

The building and its land includes a sports hall, theatre, IT suite, two-storey teaching block, former caretaker’s bungalow, and car park.

In addition, four plots of land in Sillot worth an estimated £75,000, including the Railway Playing Fields, will be transferred to Silloth Town Council.

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