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Man's jaw smashed in late night attack

A man's been attacked and knocked unconscious on a street in Guernsey, leaving him with a broken jaw.

It happened on the Bridge in St Sampson's late on Friday night, between half past midnight and 1am.

The 34-year-old victim, and another man, who is thought to be the attacker, were walking from the Mariners Inn pub to Kwai's takeaway, when the attack happened.

The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact either DC Ben Challinor, or DC Tom Lowe, on 725111. Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Guernsey Police

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Jersey sees lowest level of recorded crime since records began

2014 had the lowest level of recorded crime in Jersey since records began in 1992.

It means crime dropped for the fifth consecutive year in a row, with the total number of crimes reported to police falling to 3,100, a 3% reduction from 2013 which saw 3,192 crimes.

These statistics coincide with the recent Jersey Annual Social Survey figures which showed that 93% of islanders feel very safe and fairly safe in their communities.

Some of the sharpest declines from last year were seen in burglary, which was down 13%, and theft from vehicles, which was down 35%.

It gives me great pleasure to share these figures with the public, and also to hear that islanders feel increasingly safe in their homes and communities. We will work hard to continue to make those who do have concerns feel safe by addressing what is important to them and

It must be noted however that our calls to action by the public haven't decreased and neither has the number of people brought through our custody suite. Rather, the nature of what we do has changed significantly and we as a Police Force must continually adapt to these demands. Last year we saw a huge increase in concerns for welfare and missing people, as well as traditional policing to include the online element of our daily work.

– Mike Bowron, Chief Officer

A full breakdown of statistics will be available in the Forces Annual Report due out later in the year.