Operation Emerald

At Approximately 09:45 this morning, States of Jersey Police were notified by the Ambulance Service that they were dealing with an incident in La Rue du Becquet Vincent in Trinity, involving a 16 year old resident of St Lawrence. He was conveyed to the Hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

As a result of enquiries three other young men have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. All four young men attend Victoria College.

Two dedicated Family Liaison Officers are now working in support of the family. A Multi-Agency Critical Incident briefing was held at 15:00 (3pm) today, including the College, the Education Department, the Youth Service and the Health and Children’s Service, in order to ensure a coordinated response.

The three young men remain in custody, where they will interviewed. The Deputy Viscount has been informed of the death and a Home Office post mortem is being arranged.

Police searches, house-to-house enquiries and forensic examinations are continuing in the Parish of Trinity.

Any individual who has any information, however insignificant, in respect of this incident is asked to contact the Police on 612612 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.


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