Jersey

Jersey children's park closed by armed police after assault

Millbrook Park
Image caption Armed police were called to the park to deal with an alleged assault

Armed police closed off a children's park in Jersey while investigating a suspected serious assault.

A number of police cars, at least two ambulances and an emergency response unit were called to the scene at about 16:00 BST.

A police spokesman said police were also carrying Tasers as they patrolled Millbrook Park in St Lawrence.

Det Insp Craig Jackson said officers were looking for a "a male and a female" who were seen leaving the area.

A number of people were asked to leave the area by police who reopened the park shortly before 17:30 BST.

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