A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at a holiday park in Camber Sands on Saturday (August 6).Emergency services were called to the holiday park in Lydd Road just before 11pm on Friday (August 5) following an altercation between a group of people.
Paramedics attended the scene but "despite the best efforts of paramedics" a 53-year-old man, now identified as Michael McDonagh from London, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight. Six people were arrested on suspicion of murder and have now been released on conditional bail.
The seventh person remains in police custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: “My condolences go out to Michael’s family following Friday night’s tragic events.“A complex and fast-moving investigation is underway to establish precisely what happened and identify those responsible.“I understand incidents such as these can have a profound impact on the wider community and I would like to offer my assurances that this was an isolated incident and we are working tirelessly to find out the full circumstances."
Anybody who witnessed the incident or has any information is being asked to contact the police and quote 'Operation Molton'.
A spokesperson for Camber Sands holiday park, said: "On the evening of Friday 5 August a serious incident occurred within our complex area. As this is a live Police investigation we cannot comment further, but our team is doing everything they can to assist enquiries."