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UPDATED: 1 ARREST MADE AND CAR SEIZED FOLLOWING VIOLENT ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN SANDOWN

235bbb09-a311-491f-82b6-449f1b9d878b1 person has been arrested and a vehicle has been seized by Police following last night’s serious assault in Sandown, which resulted in a main road being cordoned off overnight.

As first reported by Island Echo, Police were called to Avenue Road in the town at just before 22:30. It was said that a number of men had jumped out of a car and assaulted 2 males walking along the road.

The incident is said to have initially begun near to the High Street as the victims were walking home from work.

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Island Echo can reveal that 1 male has been arrested and remains in custody at Newport Police Station for questioning as officers continue the search for at least 2 others.

The car allegedly used during the assault, a red Vauxhall, was seized in the car park of Holliers Hotel in Shanklin shortly after the incident.

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Avenue Road – a busy residential street – remained cordoned off overnight until 10:30 this morning (Sunday). The road was closed between the junctions of St John’s Crescent and North Street but has since reopened.

UPDATE @ 15:45 – It has been confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Shanklin has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a Class A drug.

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Hampshire Constabulary has also confirmed that 3 men in the aforementioned Vauxhall approached 2 men on Avenue Road, threatening  them and demanding they hand over their watches, backpack and e-scooter. The trio then assaulted them, resulting in minor injuries.

Nothing was taken in the end and the 3 assailants sped off from the scene.

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Officers investigating this violent incident are asking for witnesses to come forward who may have seen the red Vauxhall Meriva driving around the area before the incident and immediately afterwards.

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Anyone with information is asked to phone 101 quoting 44210467175. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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Ben
Ben
12 days ago

Look at that for a gangster car they must be up there with the big boys

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  Ben
12 days ago

Makes a change from the black Audi.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Ben
12 days ago

not say to much some times..may be.love ya 2..doz

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Paul
12 days ago

Sorry come again?

bob
bob
Reply to  Paul
11 days ago

can we have that in English please?

jonnyboy123
jonnyboy123
Reply to  Ben
12 days ago

at least Regan and Carter were straight on the scene….You’re Nicked!

This is serious
This is serious
12 days ago

Well done again to the Police.
This criminality cannot be tolerated, hope if they are guilty they get serious custodial sentences.
What is wrong with these people ?
Why do they think it is acceptable use violence against others.
Normal law abiding people should not have to live in fear of the few who have no conscience or respect for others.

isleofwighter
isleofwighter
Reply to  This is serious
12 days ago

So true, yet we are increasingly wary about our safety with all the drug running going on and the crimes, such as these ones which it leads to.
Despite all our reporting, the Police just seem to turn a blind eye to drug dealers going round our neighbourhood, they never intervene – so residents just have to put up with it. I don’t go out anymore in the evenings, I just don’t feel safe anymore.

Bert
Bert
11 days ago

Da boys were gangsters and gangstering,pinching scooters

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Bert
11 days ago

The word on the street in sandown is that the perpetrators were from the mainland and of Asian descent.

 

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