POLICE officers will not face gross negligence manslaughter charges after a man died following his arrest at a holiday park.

Dad-of-three Paul Gladwell, also known as Paul Reynolds, died in hospital in February 2017 following an altercation at Pontins Holiday Park, Lowestoft.

Officers were called to the site just before midnight on February 14 following reports of a fight and arrested Mr Reynolds who later became unwell resulting in an ambulance being called.

The 38-year-old, of Magdalen Green, Colchester, was then treated at the scene before being transported to hospital where he died.

It had been alleged Mr Gladwell - who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome - had been pinned down, could not breathe and was put into a riot van while unconscious.

Last year, the Independent Office for Police Conduct concluded an investigation and made a referral to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider manslaughter charges against two serving Suffolk Police officers and one former officer.

Suffolk Police also passed a file to the CPS regarding the actions of a number of other individuals working as security staff at the site but it has been decided there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

A CPS spokesman said: “We have considered this case carefully, including all of the medical evidence.

“As no direct causal link between Mr Reynolds’s death and the actions of any one individual can be established, the CPS has decided there is insufficient evidence to bring manslaughter charges.

‎”A health and safety prosecution was considered against a Pontins employee but it was decided it would not be proportionate or in the public interest to prosecute one person alone in the circumstances.

“The CPS understands the impact this decision will have on Mr Reynolds’s family and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“We have written to them to explain our reasons and they also have the right to an independent review of our decision.”

A Suffolk Police spokesman confirmed they had investigated holiday park workers and that a decision had been made not to bring charges.

“Detectives from Suffolk Police conducted an investigation into the events at Pontins on the night of 14 February 2017, directly involving the security staff,” he said.

“As a result, a file was referred to the CPS to consider charges relating to manslaughter and Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act, involving members of the security staff.

“The IOPC carried-out a parallel investigation into the actions of the police officers who attended the site on February 14 and also passed a file to the CPS.

“After reviewing the evidence, the CPS decided that no charges will be brought against any persons in connection with the death of Paul Reynolds.”