Police have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of Conner Marshall, following the death of the teenager at a south Wales caravan park.
Det Supt Paul Hurley, of South Wales Police, revealed they believe to have identified Conner’s killer, after officers in Scotland detained the man, who is local to South Wales.
Conner 18, from Barry, was taken to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff after being brutally attacked on Sunday night. He later died there from his injuries.
The police believe his attacker will have shared information with close friends or family. The incident took place at Trecco Bay Caravan Park, Porthcawl where Conner was found sprawled on the floor outside a caravan and an investigation was launched.
But today Dept Supt Hurley said the police have a clear timeline of the evening. Connor was staying at the caravan park and decided to go out with friends to bars in Porthcawl, before walking to the beach after his night out.
In an official police statement, Dept Supt Hurley said: “We have a distinct timeline 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 or grey jacket and was carrying a grey Nike shoulder bag. Det. Supt Hurley added: “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 with information or who may have been in the area of Trecco Bay between midnight and 7am on Sunday, March 8 to come forward by calling 101 quoting reference number 1500080214. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.