Police investigation launched into Kirkcaldy man’s death

Sean Finney from Kirkcaldy died at a caravan park in England. Picture by Walter Neilson
Sean Finney from Kirkcaldy died at a caravan park in England. Picture by Walter Neilson

A promising Kirkcaldy boxer has been found dead at a caravan park in England.

23-year-old Sean Finney was discovered unconscious in a caravan at The Ranch Caravan park in North Yorkshire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Paramedics raced to the scene shortly after 3.00 a.m but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

North Yorkshire Police have interviewed three local men aged 27, 30 and 49 in connection with Mr Finney’s death but they have not been charged.

They are following a line of enquiry that Mr Finney, a talented amateur boxer, may have been assaulted at the caravan park the previous evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Maria Taylor, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are now in a position to name the man who died at The Ranch Caravan Park on Cliffe Common, on Sunday December 1 2013.

“He was Sean Boy Finney, who was aged 23 and from The Ranch, Cliffe Common. The investigation into the circumstances around Mr Finney’s death remains ongoing.

“I understand that there was a large number of people at the caravan park on the evening of Saturday November 30 2013.

“If you were present and have not yet come forward, I urge you to contact the police straight away, as you may have vital information that could help my investigation.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the man being assaulted or noticed a disturbance and urge them to get in touch.

“Anyone who can assist the enquiry should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.”