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Monday, 7 April 2014

"A Weekend Of Tragedy And Needless Death"

Murder suspect was armed with knife, say police

The scene at La Mare slip on Sunday morning
A 35-year-old man arrested on the beach at St Clement on suspicion of murder yesterday was armed with a knife, the States police have revealed.
The man was spotted by an officer shortly before 9 am - about nine hours after 46-year-old Colin Chevalier was found dead in a flat in St Helier.
Negotiators were deployed to the scene and spoke to the man for up to 40 minutes before he gave himself up. He was taken to hospital as a precaution following concerns for his health as he had been immersed in water. It is understood he has since been discharged and is now in police custody.
Two other people – a 31-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man – were arrested at separate addresses in St Helier in the early hours of yesterday.

Minister 'deeply saddened' by weekend's deaths

Assistant Chief Minister Ian Le Marquand
Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of two Islanders who died this weekend.
Senator Ian Le Marquand, who is deputising for Chief Minister Ian Gorst, who is out of the Island, said he was 'deeply saddened' by the death of 17-year-old Jared Harrison and the alleged murder of 46-year-old Colin Chevalier.
He also warned of the dangers of using drugs.
In a statement, he said: 'I was deeply saddened by news of two tragic deaths this weekend and I would like to extend my sincerest sympathy to the friends and relatives of those involved.
'The States of Jersey Police officers are now investigating both incidents, which are unrelated. I know a violent death will have shocked the Island's community, as will the very sad death of a young man with his life ahead of him. Despite this, Jersey remains a very safe place and events of this nature are rare.
'I particularly want to thank the emergency services, paramedics and hospital staff for their work this weekend, and at the same time I want to reinforce the warning issued by police and health agencies of the dangers of taking any unprescribed drug.
'On behalf of the Council of Ministers, our thoughts are with all those affected by this very sad weekend in our Island.'

1 comment:

  1. Jersey the murder capital of the south. How many more murders or suicides does there have to be before mainland England restore good governance and the rule of law on this cess pit?