POLICE have concluded their investigation into allegations that a seven-year-old girl was hit in the face by a man in a Tidworth park.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman today said: "Our investigation has concluded regarding the allegation of assault in Tidworth on Friday evening (August 11). 

"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. 

An appeal was launched yesterday (Saturday) after claims the girl was approached by a man in the Minories Road area at about 5.45pm on Friday.