Man, 19, arrested after girl, 15, dies at north Wales holiday park

A man has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl died at a holiday park in north Wales.

Police officers were called to Ty Mawr holiday park in Towyn, near Abergele, on Saturday afternoon to attend what police described as a “domestic disturbance”.

A 19-year-old man was arrested and is in custody in St Asaph, the spokesman said. North Wales police did not give details on how the teenager died.

Images posted from the scene on Saturday showed dozens of people waiting in a car park while an air ambulance and police cars were parked nearby. Another image showed a caravan that had been taped off by detectives.

A North Wales police spokesman said: “North Wales police can confirm that we attended the report of a domestic disturbance at the location where sadly a 15-year-old female has died.”

Det Supt Mark Pierce said it was “a tragic but isolated incident”, which did not pose a risk to members of the public. He urged anyone with any information to come forward.

Pierce said the force’s thoughts were with the girl’s family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

“We would like to thank the staff and management of Ty Mawr and members of the public both locally and those holidaying, for their support whilst we carry out investigations”, he said. “We urge anyone with information to contact us on 101.”

A statement from Ty Mawr holiday park, which is part of the Parkdean Resorts brand, described an “isolated and unprecedented incident, which took place inside a caravan, which is now a crime scene”.

“We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident,” the statement said.

“Ty Mawr is a 100-acre [40.5-hectare] family park, which welcomes tens of thousands of happy holidaymakers every year. Our team are assisting police with their inquiries and as it is a police matter we can’t comment further at the moment.”




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