Man dies after being punched in face in fight at Butlin's

A man has died after being punched in the face at a Butlin’s holiday park.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 8:59 am
Updated Thursday, 20th June 2019, 11:59 am

A brawl broke out involving several people at the firm's Bognor Regis camp last Friday night.

A 52-year-old from Bedford was punched and fell to the ground and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital but died on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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The Butlin's site at Bognor Regis.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said: "We extend our sympathies to his family and friends at this difficult time, and are providing support with specialist officers.

"The bar was very busy at the time of the assault and we believe many of those present would have witnessed the assault and the aftermath.

"We have spoken to some witnesses who were present at the time, but we would be keen to speak to anyone who hasn't yet made contact with us."

A 31-year-old man from Wandsworth, south west London, was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was bailed until 13 July.

Anyone with information can call Sussex Police either online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Brockton ot Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.