UPDATE: Enquiries continue after woman’s body found at campsite near Hawes
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Enquiries continue after woman’s body found at campsite near Hawes
Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances around the death of a woman, whose body was found at a campsite near Hawes on Monday 12 June.
The man who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released on conditional bail.
We are not yet in a position to confirm the identity of the woman.
Issued at 11.01am Tuesday 13 June 2023
UPDATE: Investigation launched after woman’s body found at campsite near Hawes
Police were contacted at 3pm on Monday 12 June by staff at Bainbridge Ings campsite near Hawes, who had found the body of a woman in one of the camping pods on the site.
Officers attended and began enquiries to determine the identity of the woman. She has now been identified and her next of kin have been located and informed.
At the moment her death is being treated as unexplained and officers are carrying out enquiries to determine the circumstances around her death.
A man in his forties from Lincolnshire has been arrested in connection with the incident. He has been taken into police custody where he currently remains.
Officers are dealing the woman's death as an isolated incident and there is no immediate impact on the wider safety of the local community.
Anyone who has any information which may be helpful to the investigation who has not spoken to a police officer at the scene is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and speak to the Force Control Room quoting 12230107241.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Initial update issued at 9.05pm Monday 12 June 2023
Emergency services in attendance at campsite near Hawes
Local residents may be aware that emergency services are in attendance at a campsite in the area.
Officers are dealing with an isolated incident at the campsite. There is no wider immediate impact on the safety of the community.
Enquiries are being carried out to determine the circumstances around the incident and further information will be shared with the local community as soon as possible.
Thank you to local residents and visitors to the campsite for their patience while we deal with the incident.