Police end inquiry into claims girl hit in park

Police are no longer investigating claims that a seven-year-old girl was hit in the face by a stranger as she played in a park.

Police are investigating the assault
Police have dropped investigations into the assault

Wiltshire Police had issued an appeal for information over allegations a man approached the youngster in Tidworth, west of Andover, and struck her on Friday evening.

The force said it believed "the circumstances were not as originally stated and we are no longer pursuing any lines of enquiry".

"We take all allegations of this nature extremely seriously and ensured a thorough investigation took place," a police spokesman said.