Police end inquiry into claims girl, 7, hit in Tidworth park

Police have ended their investigation into allegations that a seven-year-old girl was hit in the face by a stranger as she played in a park.

An appeal was launched after claims a seven-year-old was approached by a man at around 5.45pm on Friday in the Minories Road area of Tidworth, west of Andover, before being attacked in a nearby park.

However, Wiltshire Police said on Sunday: "At this stage, we believe that 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 through investigation took place."