Increase in Jersey arrests during new year celebrations

A total of 17 people were arrested in Jersey overnight as islanders celebrated the start of a new year.

The States of Jersey Police said the majority of arrests were either for alcohol-related offences, assaults or other public disorder.

The number of arrests was slightly up on last year when 13 people were arrested, a police spokesman said.

A number of additional officers were on duty across the island for the annual celebrations.

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