Man held in custody and woman bailed after Morecambe man killed at caravan park

A 24-year-old man has been kept in police custody for a further 36 hours after a Morecambe man was killed during a row at a travellers' site.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 12:24 pm
Updated Friday, 5th August 2016, 1:29 pm
The scene outside Toddbury Farm, near Leighton Buzzard, following Patrick Maloney's death.

Detectives investigating the death at a caravan park near Leighton Buzzard successfully applied to Luton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for a warrant of further detention.

The man is being held on suspicion of the murder of 43-year-old Patrick Maloney at the Toddbury Farm site on Tuesday August 2.

A 42-year-old woman also arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed with strict conditions until September 14, pending further enquiries.

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A post-mortem examination of Mr Maloney is ongoing and the family continues to be supported by Family Liaison Officers.

Anyone with information on Tuesday’s incident is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Castor.