Mansell assaulted by intruders

Reclusive Jersey resident Nigel Mansell was rudely interrupted by intruders at his St Brelade's Bay home over the Easter weekend, it has been revealed

Mansell assaulted by intruders

The 1992 Formula 1 world champion, and 1993 Champ Car champion, was not available for comment but a spokesman said: "I can confirm that there was an incident at Mr Mansell's property which is being investigated by the police, who have indicated they intend to take matters further."

Jersey police said that five men were arrested on Good Friday after a fracas at the property. The men claimed their route had been cut off by the tide, after spending several hours drinking and sunbathing on the beach. Mansell approached them, after they had scaled his fence, and demanded to know what they were doing when blows were exchanged and the police alerted.

The five men were subsequently questioned over suspicion of minor public order offences and malicious damage. A decision on whether to press charges will be made in the next few days. There were no serious injuries but a police doctor did give first aid at the scene.

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