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Man who died at caravan park named

A 36-year-old man who died at a caravan park near Poole has been named as David Coxon from Torquay.

Police were called to Sandford Holiday Park at Holton Heath in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of an assault.

41-year-old Jason James from Torquay has been charged with manslaughter.

David Coxon died at Sandford Holiday Park at Holton Heath on Saturday Credit: Dorset Police

“Detectives continue to work on this investigation and I would appeal to any witnesses at Sandford Holiday Park, who are yet to speak with police, to contact us urgently.

“It is also important to stress, as is typical in such circumstances, that it would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment further ahead of the trial. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.”

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Mark Samuel

Man charged in connection with death at holiday park

Detectives investigating the death of a man in the Holton Heath area of Dorset have charged a man with manslaughter.

Police were called to Sandford Holiday Park along Organford Road in the early hours of Saturday. Officers discovered a man with serious injuries, who died at the scene.

Formal identification hasn't taken place yet.

41-year-old Jason James of Torquay, has been charged with manslaughter - he is due before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court today.

“Following a fast-moving and thorough investigation, we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service who authorised the charge of manslaughter.

“Family liaison officers have updated the victim’s family with this development and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“Detectives continue to work on this investigation and I would appeal to any witnesses at Sandford Holiday Park, who are yet to speak with police, to contact us urgently.

“It is also important to stress, as is typical in such circumstances, that it would be entirely inappropriate for Dorset Police to comment further ahead of the trial. It is vital that the justice system is allowed to follow its course.”

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Mark Samuel, of Dorset Police’s MCIT

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