SIX murder suspects have been arrested after a man died at a popular family holiday park.
Holidaymakers at Parkdean Resorts in Camber Sands, Sussex, said the man died after being tackled to the ground and restrained when he got into an argument.
It is said he fell out after the end of the Premier League season opener which was being shown on the big screen in The Showbar on the site.
Witnesses said he was screaming “I can’t breathe” before turning blue as he was restrained.
Police and forensics swarmed Parkdean Resorts after last night’s incident.
Sussex Police said: ‘Police have arrested six people on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at a holiday park in Lydd Road, Camber Sands in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 6).
“Emergency services were called at approximately 10:50 p.m. Friday August 5 to report an altercation involving a group of people.
“Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 58-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight. Next of kin have been notified.
“Six people suspected of murder have been arrested and are still in custody.
Chief Detective Inspector Emma Vickers, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crimes Team, said: ‘Our investigation is at a very early stage, but I would like to reassure the public that it is this is an isolated incident with no broader risk of harm.
“Officers are now working to establish all the circumstances while the victim’s relatives are being cared for by specialist officers.”
A holidaymaker who was told to leave the resort this morning due to the police incident said: ‘I’ve been here for a week with my family, and this morning we went to the corner shop to find out what that had happened.”
Parkdean, who manages the resort, sent a message to those staying there today and said a ‘serious incident’ had occurred.
He said it was a “live police investigation” and the resort would remain closed until officers investigate further.
It offered £100 compensation for anyone who had to cancel activities and had to leave the park.
The message read: ‘We would like to let you know that last night a serious incident occurred in our resort area.
“As this is a live police investigation, our team is doing everything they can to help their investigations.
“Please note that they cannot comment on this incident.
“Our resort area on the park will remain closed and will not reopen until investigations are complete.
“We will let you know at lunchtime today about this.
“If you have activities booked for today, our park team will contact you to let you know if these events can take place.
“Due to the restricted facilities on offer today, we would like to offer you a £100 refund as a goodwill gesture.
“This will be processed on the card you used to make your reservation automatically by our customer team within the next 7 days.”