At around 1pm today, Tuesday 29 November 2016, St Helena Police and the Ambulance Service were called to the Consulate Hotel, Jamestown, where it was reported that a serious assault had occurred. As a result of this incident, a female is receiving treatment at Jamestown Hospital, having suffered serious injuries.

A man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.

Chief of Police, Trevor Botting, said:

“This is a serious incident and we are investigating the circumstances which led to a female receiving serious injuries.

“At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. No further details will be released today, but a further statement will be made tomorrow.”

SHG

29 November 2016

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