Girl, 15, dies in 'tragic domestic incident' at north Wales holiday park

1 August 2021, 07:26 | Updated: 1 August 2021, 12:37

Man, 19, arrested after girl dies at Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn

Emergency services were called to Ty Mawr holiday park in north Wales
Emergency services were called to Ty Mawr holiday park in north Wales. Picture: Google Street View

By Asher McShane

A 15-year-old girl has died after a "domestic disturbance" at a holiday park in North Wales, police have said.

Officers were called to Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn, near Abergele, on Saturday afternoon.

A force spokesman said today: "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.

"A 19-year-old male has been arrested and is presently in custody at St Asaph."

Det Supt Mark Pierce said: "This is a tragic but isolated incident and there are no risks to members of the public.

"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 our investigations.

"Our thoughts are with the family who are being supported by specially trained officers at this time."

Images posted from the scene showed dozens of people waiting in a car park while an air ambulance and police cars were parked nearby.

Another image showed a caravan had been taped off by detectives.

Police said yesterday: "Police are in attendance at a serious incident at a Holiday Park near Abergele. Investigations are ongoing. Apologies for any disruption caused.

"There is no threat to the public but please stay away from the area whilst we deal with the incident.

Thank you for your patience."

A spokesman for Ty Mawr holiday park, which is part of the Parkdean Resorts brand, said in a statement: "We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident.

"Ty Mawr is a 100 acre family park which welcomes tens of thousands of happy holidaymakers every year. This was an isolated and unprecedented incident which took place inside a caravan which is now a crime scene.

"Our team are assisting police with their enquiries and as it is a police matter we can't comment further at the moment."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101