Man arrested after woman’s body found at Wensleydale holiday park

Bainbridge Ings Country Park. Photo: Google.

A man has been arrested after a woman’s body was found at a Wensleydale holiday park.

Police say they were contacted at 3pm yesterday by staff at Bainbridge Ings campsite near Hawes, after they found the body of a woman in one of the camping pods on the site.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “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.”

Police say a man in his 40s from Lincolnshire has been arrested in connection with the incident.

He has been taken into police custody where he currently remains.

“Officers are treating the woman’s death as an isolated incident and there is no immediate impact on the wider safety of the local community,” the spokesperson added.

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.