Two arrested following death of a child in the New Forest released by police

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Friday 06 April 2012

A man and a woman arrested earlier today (Friday, April 6) following the death of a six-year-old girl at a camp site in Holmsley in the New Forest have been released with no further action.

The results of a post mortem examination conducted at Southampton General Hospital have indicated that there are no suspicious circumstances.

The arrests made this morning were necessary as a result of a report from experienced medical professionals.

The girl’s death is no longer being treated as suspicious but a tragic incident. An investigation into the cause of the girl’s death is ongoing.

As with all investigations into the death of a child we will now be working with partner agencies to support the family throughout the investigation process.

Officers will remain on the camp site and in the vicinity for the next 24 hours to reassure visitors to the site and the local community.

We would like to thank the camp site and its residents for their co-operation and assistance with our enquiries.

The Camping and Caravanning Club's Director General Robert Louden said: "We were saddened to hear the tragic news earlier today and have since been assisting the police with their ongoing investigations.

"On behalf of the Club I would personally like to thank our holiday site managers, assistants and campers on site at Holmsley for their full cooperation and compassion, and our thoughts are very much with the little girl's family and friends at this difficult time."

The site hopes to reopen on Sunday for new arrivals, to confirm a booking call the contact centre on 0845 1308224.

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Editorial Notes:
The Camping and Caravanning Club is 111-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Camping in the Forest Touring Sites. was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011. incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.

National awards include:

  • Cotswold Tourism Awards 2012 (Caravan or Camping Site of the Year) – Winchcombe Club Site
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2011 Finalist – Real Richness: The List (Integrated Communications, Not-for-Profit, Consumer Relations)
  • Marketing Week Engage 2011 Awards Finalist (PR) – New to Camping
  • AA Campsite of the Year Scotland 2012- Skye Club Site
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012 – Ashbourne, Corfe Castle, Charmouth, Folkestone (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012 – Lauder (Silver)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012 – Barnard Castle, Dunbar (Bronze)
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Gold Winner – New to Camping (Not-for-Profit)
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Silver Winner – New to Camping (Consumer Relations)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Skye Club Site (Scotland)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Delamere Forest Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Corfe Castle Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Oban Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Chipping Norton (Silver)
  • Which Motorhome Sites of the Year 2011- Dunbar Club Site