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Teen dies at holiday park in ‘tragic, isolated incident’ – man, 19, arrested

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A 15-year-old girl has died inside a caravan at a North Wales holiday park.

Police confirmed the teenager's tragic death soon after midday on Sunday following calls to a domestic disturbance at Ty Mawr in Towyn, on Saturday afternoon.

A 19 year old man has been arrested with officers assuring no further risk is posed to holidaymakers on the same site.

According to the force's Facebook post, the suspect has been detained in custody around seven miles away in 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 are investigations.

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

"We urge anyone with information to contact us on 101."

Officers along with paramedics in rapid response vehicles and ambulances as well as an air ambulance were called to Parkdean's Ty Mawr Holiday Park on Saturday afternoon.

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The A548 in Towyn was closed to allow the air ambulance to land, sparking traffic delays in the area, but has since reopened.

Following the heart-breaking events on Saturday, Ty Mawr Holiday Park said staff were left "shocked", NorthWalesLive reports.

A spokesman for the site said: "We are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident.

“Ty Mawr is a 100 acre family park which welcomes tens of thousands of happy holidays makers 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.”

The Welsh Ambulance Service (WAS) confirmed it had three rapid response vehicles, two emergency ambulances and the air ambulance at the scene.

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