Police arrest man in Scotland on suspicion of murdering teen Conner Marshall …

Police have arrested a South Wales man in Scotland on suspicion of murdering the 18-year-old teenager from Barry who died in hospital following a “brutal” assault.

Conner Marshall died following a serious assault in Trecco Bay caravan park during the early hours of Sunday, March 8.

Conner was taken to University Hospital Wales and had been in intensive care before he died on Thursday. A ‘local man’ has been arrested in Scotland on suspicion of murder and is being held by police in Scotland.

Teenager in life-threatening condition after being assaulted at Porthcawl caravan park
Teenager in life-threatening condition after being assaulted at Porthcawl caravan park

Conner had been staying in the caravan park with friends and they spent the evening on Saturday in bars in and around Porthcawl. The group returned to the caravan before midnight when detectives believe Conner decided to walk to the beach.

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At 7am the following morning Conner was found with multiple injuries to his body and had only limited responsiveness.

At a press conference on Friday, Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley said: “We have a distinct time line of midnight to 7am on Sunday morning and I am appealing for anyone who may have seen anything during these hours to come forward.

Watch the press conference as police announced an arrest had been made:




Conner Marshall Police press conference


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“Conner was wearing a purple shirt, black skinny jeans, grey Adidas trainers, a blue/grey jacket and was carrying a grey Nike shoulder bay.

“Our officers are continuing to conduct inquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened however we have identified a suspect and arrested a local South Wales man in Scotland.

“I would like to stress that this suspect was not part of the group of friends staying in the caravan with Conner that evening.

“I would like to reassure residents and visitors to Porthcawl and Trecco Bay caravan park that this appears to be an isolated incident on a well-managed site.

‘This was a brutal attack’

“Parkdean Trecco Bay Management are continuing to work closely with South Wales Police. Our thoughts are with Conner’s family and all those affected by this tragic incident.

“This was a brutal attack and I believe the suspect may have shared information with friends, relatives or neighbours.”

South Wales Police are urging anyone who has information or who may have been in the area of Trecco Bay between midnight and 7am on Sunday 8 March to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1500080214. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

How the press conference unfolded live:

South Wales Police Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley will shortly brief the media on the launch of the murder investigation following Conner Marshall’s death.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call South Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 1500080214. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111

The press conference is due to get underway in 15 minutes.

Speaking yesterday, Det Supt Paul Hurley said: “Officers are continuing to conduct inquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened however we would appeal to anyone who has any information that could assist us with our inquiries to contact us immediately.

“This was a brutal attack upon Conner with fatal consequences.”

Conner was found outside the Trecco Bay caravan park in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was taken to the University Hospital Wales in Cardiff where he remained in intensive care until he died yesterday.

The 18-year-old had left Trecco Bay Holiday Park, which is owned by Parkdean, at 10pm on Saturday with two friends.

They visited a number of pubs in the Porthcawl area and made their way back to the caravan park at 1am.

On the night of the attack, Connor was wearing a blue-grey Adidas jacket, grey Adidas trainers, black skinny jeans and was carrying a Nike shoulder bag.

The press conference is running a little late but should begin shortly.

South Wales Police have arrested a local man in Scotland in connection with the murder of Conner Marshall.

Det Supt Paul Hurley said police believe they have identified the person who carried out the attack on Conner.

Det Supt Hurley said they have a clear timeline of Conner’s evening when he went out with friends to bars in the Porthcawl area.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Det Supt Hurley said he believes the person who carried out the attack will have shared information with family or friends.

Police said Conner had been staying in the caravan park with friends and they spent the evening on Saturday 7 March in bars in and around Porthcawl.

The group returned to the caravan before midnight when detectives believe Conner decided to walk to the beach.
 
At 7am the following morning Conner was found with multiple injuries to his body and had only limited responsiveness.

Here is the full text of Det Supt Hurley’s statement to the media this morning:

“We have a distinct time line of midnight to 7am on Sunday morning and I am appealing for anyone who may have seen anything during these hours to come forward.

“Connor was wearing a purple shirt, black skinny jeans, grey Adidas trainers, a blue/grey jacket and was carrying a grey Nike shoulder bay.  

“Our officers are continuing to conduct inquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened however we have identified a suspect and arrested a local South Wales man in Scotland.”

He continued: “I would like to stress that this suspect was not part of the group of friends staying in the caravan with Conner that evening.
 
“I would like to reassure residents and visitors to Porthcawl and Trecco Bay caravan park that this appears to be an isolated incident on a well-managed site.

“Parkdean Trecco Bay Management are continuing to work closely with South Wales Police. Our thoughts are with Conner’s family and all those affected by this tragic incident.

“This was a brutal attack and I believe the suspect may have shared information with friends, relatives or neighbours.”

South Wales Police are urging anyone who has information or who may have been in the area of Trecco Bay between midnight and 7am on Sunday, March 8 to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1500080214.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Article source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/live-updates-police-arrest-man-8828384