Man assaulted on Ecrehous

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John Jacques reports

A Jersey man in his sixties who was allegedly assaulted on the Ecrehous by two French men has been brought back to Jersey.

The St Helier and St Catherine's lifeboats were called to the reef at around 4.30 yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. A paramedic and a policeman also went to the islet which is mid-way between Jersey and France.

The victim, who has a hut on the Ecrehous, is not thought to be badly injured. When the lifeboat returned, he was able to walk to an ambulance.

An investigation into the alleged assault is being made jointly by Jersey and French police.

Anyone who has information about what happened or who was on the Ecrehous at the time is asked to contact Jersey police.

Nigel Sweeny, Lifeboat Operations Manager for St Catherine's lifeboat station, said: "The operation showed the different operational capabilities of the two types of lifeboat which we have in Jersey. The inshore lifeboat was quickly able to attend to the casualty and the crew could then make sure that his condition did not deteriorate. The St Helier all weather lifeboat was then able to bring paramedics and police officers onto the scene and return the casualty safely to Jersey. We are pleased that the casualty was not more seriously injured but head injuries do need to be treated with the utmost caution." - News, Weather & Information for the Channel Islands - ecrehous

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Posted By: Scooby doo St Helier on 26-May-2013
Hopefully, once the police investigations are completed, a balanced view will be published, so we can see why this gentleman was allegedly assaulted.

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Posted By: jessica on 26-May-2013
What no CCTV on the Ecrehous?

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Posted By: John on 25-May-2013
Sounds like a case for Bergerac...

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