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FORENSIC EXAMINATION AS HANDGUN RECOVERED IN SANDOWN

UPDATED: Specialist forensic investigators are conducting an examination of the property at the centre of yesterday’s armed Police incident in Sandown, where a handgun was recovered. White suits have been donned and photographs are being taken at the semi-detached property on Downsview, off Perowne Way, where Police have remained throughout the night. At least 5 Armed Officers surrounded the address …

ARMED POLICE SURROUND PROPERTY IN SANDOWN

UPDATED: Armed Police, including officers from the mainland, have surrounded a property at Downsview in Sandown this afternoon (Friday). The road has been cordoned off as Hampshire Constabulary deal with the ongoing incident, which centers around a residential address. Officers have been on scene since around 16:00. It is thought at least 1 person is inside the property in question but …

RUNAWAY LORRY CRASHES INTO TREES AT COWLEAZE

UPDATED: A runaway lorry has been severely damaged after smashing through a fence and into a number of trees on Cowleaze Hill near Shanklin today (Thursday). Debris has been left scattered as a result of the Heavy Goods Vehicle and trailer rolling down the steep hill before clipping a bank, veering off to the right, wiping out a wooden fence and …

DEMOLITION OF SANDOWN’S WIGHT CITY COMPLEX BEGINS

Work to demolish Sandown’s Wight City complex has finally begun this week, marking another milestone in the regeneration of the seaside town. Contractors Ryde Demolition have moved onto the site at the junction of Fort Street and Culver Parade and have started the prep work to bring the eyesore to the ground. Wight City was once the thriving home of …

FOG WARNING ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

Islanders are being warned about the potential for travel disruption tonight (Wednesday) and into tomorrow morning as the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for fog. Fog patches are likely to form during the early part of this evening, becoming more widespread overnight and into tomorrow morning. Visibility could fall below 100 metres in places. Disruption to cross-Solent travel …

FURTHER TECHNICAL ISSUES HIT HOVER SERVICES

UPDATED: Hovertravel’s cross-Solent service between Ryde and Southsea has been suspended this afternoon (Monday) due to technical issues. Earlier this afternoon it was announced that a shuttle service was in operation, but that has since been upgraded to a full suspension of service. It is understood an issue has developed with the aging Freedom 90 craft, which has been the …

FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO PRISON

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at HMP Isle of Wight this afternoon (Sunday). 3 appliances – 2 from Newport and 1 from Cowes – were called to the Albany site off Parkhurst Road at just before 13:00. All 3 appliances, the Incident Command Unit and a senior officer are currently on scene, with …

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