No further action will be taken following a murder investigation into the death of a man at a holiday park.

Father-of-six Michael McDonagh died following an altercation with a group of people while on holiday in Camber Sands near Rye in August 2022.

After an 18-month-long investigation where seven people were arrested on suspicion of murder, Sussex Police have now confirmed that no further action will be taken in the investigation.

Sussex Police Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: “Since the morning of August 6, 2022, a dedicated team has worked tirelessly to understand the events that led to Michael’s death.

“Seven people were arrested on suspicion of murder as part of this complex investigation. I can confirm all seven have now been released with no further action to be taken.

“The evidence gathered during this investigation will now be prepared for HM Coroner, as we look ahead to the inquest that will follow.

“I would once again like to express my sincere condolences to Michael’s family.”

Michael, 53, was on holiday with his family at the Parkdean resort in Camber Sands when he died following an altercation with a group of people.

Stephanie McDonagh, Michael’s daughter, previously described Mr McDonagh as “the glue that held” their family together and an “upbeat” father who had a sense of adventure that saw him zip-line and cliff dive a few months prior to his death.

She said: “Dad was such a family man and he always put his family first and sort of every decision he made was for his family.

“It’s probably the worst year of our lives, as anyone could imagine, and it’s been an extremely difficult year for everyone.

“Obviously, we know what’s happened to Dad, we know that he’s not with us any more, but understanding that and processing that is completely different.

An inquest into Michael’s death will now take place.