Teen, 19, in court charged with killing sister, 15, at caravan holiday park

A TEEN has today appeared in court charged with murdering his 15-year-old sister in a caravan park.

Matthew Selby, 19, was held after Amanda Selby was found dead in the caravan at the Ty Mawr Holiday Park at Abergele in North Wales.


He appeared at Llandudno Magistrates' Court today charged with murder.

Selby, wearing a grey tracksuit, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during the brief hearing.

The teen, from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, was remanded in custody to appear at Mold Crown Court tomorrow.

North Wales Police were scrambled to the holiday park along with an air ambulance on Saturday afternoon.

They confirmed the bloodbath was being treated as an "isolated incident" and said there was no risk to the public.

Holidaymakers were left horrified by the girl's death.

Mum-of-two Carly Hargreaves, 44, who arrived for a break from Manchester on Friday, said: “To come away on holiday and not go home with that special person is tragic.”

Kay Redhead, 41, the mayor of the local Towyn and Kinmel Bay council, said: “It has knocked us to the core.

“This is a fantastic place where we welcome everyone. This time of year, we have 45,000 to 50,000 extra people in the area — and with staycation, it’s really bustling.”

Ty Mawr describes itself as “a lively park with activities for all ages”.

It is a few miles from Gwrych Castle where the 2020 series of ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity was filmed.

A spokesman for 100-acre Ty Mawr Holiday Park said: “We are shocked and saddened that such a tragic situation happened in such a safe and happy environment, where families come to relax.

“The park welcomes tens of thousands of happy holidaymakers every year.

“This was an isolated and unprecedented incident, which took place inside a caravan that is now a crime scene.”





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