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RESIDENTS FOIL ATTEMPTED DUMPER TRUCK THEFT

UPDATED: Residents living on Bluebell Meadows in Newport have foiled an attempted dumper truck theft tonight (Thursday), but significant damage has been sustained to cars and gardens. The incident began at around 22:00 when commotion was heard as the dumper – situated on a work site at the bottom of the Meadows – crashed through metal barriers. Island Echo understands …

2-CAR CRASH IN SHANKLIN

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending a 2-car road traffic collision in Shanklin this evening (Thursday). A Mini and a Nissan Micra have collided on Landguard Road at the junction with Marine Cross Road. The incident occurred at 17:00. No one is thought to be seriously injured, but 1 fire appliance from Ryde nearby Shanklin Fire …

SECOND MAN APPEARS IN COURT OVER SHANKLIN AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

29-year-old Ben Entwhistle has appeared in court following an investigation into an aggravated burglary in Shanklin. Police were called shortly after 20:50 on Wednesday 4th October to a flat on Atherley Road. It was reported that 2 men carrying a hammer and a baton had assaulted a 27 year-old man and stole cash, as first reported by Island Echo. The …

AIR AMBULANCE CALLED TO SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENT IN RYDE

UPDATED: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has airlifted a seriously ill patient from Simeon Street recreation ground in Ryde this morning (Thursday). The life-saving HEMS team landed in the town at 10:00, where the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were awaiting their arrival. Doctors have fully sedated the male …

EARLY MORNING DASH TO LIFE RAFT OFF VENTNOR

Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat launched to reports of a life raft floating in the water around 2 miles off Ventnor earlier this morning (Thursday). A merchant vessel spotted the 8-man emergency raft and reported the sighting to Solent Coastguard, prompting the volunteer lifeboat crew to be paged to launch at around 05:35. In heavy swells of 3 to 4 …

MOTORBIKE STOLEN AND TORCHED IN RYDE

A motorcyclist’s pride and joy has been left as nothing more than a burnt out shell after being stolen and then torched in Ryde overnight. The blue Suzuki SV650 was taken from Ryde High Street at sometime before 23:30 last night (Wednesday) before being ridden to Dame Anthony’s Common in Binstead and set alight. The Isle of Wight Fire and …

STUDENT ‘FALLS OFF BALCONY’ AT COWES ENTERPRISE COLLEGE

UPDATED: Emergency services are attending Cowes Enterprise College this afternoon (Wednesday) where it is understood a female student has ‘fallen’ from a balcony. Reports indicate that the student has been seriously injured in the incident, which has prompted the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to respond to the scene alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. Ambulance resources and …

STAFFORDS AND BURNETTS CELEBRATE POSTCODE LOTTERY WIN

VIDEO: The winners of Saturday’s People’s Postcode Lottery’s Street Prize have smiled for the cameras after being handed cheques to the total sum of £90,000. As first reported by Island Echo, the postcode PO38 2DU – Allotment Road in Niton – was selected at random in the Street Prize draw. Rachel Stafford landed £30,000 in Saturday’s draw, while her step-dad …

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