2 ARRESTS MADE AFTER DISTURBANCE ‘INVOLVING WEAPONS’ IN RYDE

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2 men have been arrested following a disturbance in Oakfield late last night, which is reported to have involved weapons including a chainsaw and a metal pole.

As previously reported by Island Echo, Police received several reports about a disturbance involving a group of men at Oakvale at 22:57.

It has been confirmed that officers received reports that some members of the group were carrying weapons. Witnesses have said they saw a chainsaw and a long metal pole with ‘something sharp’ taped to the end.

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Aa 27-year-old man from Freshwater has been arrested on suspicion of affray and driving whilst unfit through drugs.

A 25-year-old man from Sandown has also been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of class A drugs.

Both remain in custody at this time.

Hampshire Constabulary say that enquiries remain ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

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Anyone who has any information about this incident, or may have captured the group on Dash Cam or CCTV, is encouraged to contact police on 101, quoting 44210169427.

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Mermaid
Mermaid
12 days ago

A chainsaw ? Welcome to sunny Ryde

Pigleg User
Pigleg User
Reply to  Mermaid
11 days ago

Welcome to the residents of sunny Freshwater and Sandown.

Davimel
Davimel
11 days ago

This Island is falling apart! We now have GANG fights with children, weapon wielding drug addled morons trying to kill each other and streets almost ‘no go’ areas due to the threats of violence! It is time that both the CPS and the Courts started to give something back by prosecuting and jailing these idiots for a long time! Are we going to fall into gang run areas like major cities or are we going to press for genuine punishment?

Steve
Steve
11 days ago

If someone goes out with a weapon then they intend to take a life or drastically change one so any offence involving a weapon should carry a mandatory life sentence as far as I’m concerned.

Sunshine
Sunshine
11 days ago

Looks like the lovely, quiet, peaceful, idyllic IOW is turning into a mini mainland. With the drug problem, violence, drunks on the streets causing antisocial behaviour, the ever increasing HMO’s popping up everywhere in quiet residential streets, where is it all coming from? Mainland trouble makers? NO THANK YOU IOW COUNCIL, leave them on the other side of the Solent.

Sebastian Toombs
Sebastian Toombs
Reply to  Sunshine
10 days ago

Wow so you believe all problems on the island come from the mainland and aren’t homegrown

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Sebastian Toombs
10 days ago

It comes from both,the island is a right mess,it also stems from families moving over here from the towns and cities to have a better quality of life, unfortunately they and their kids especially have an attitude that they are something special and hard, they should embrace the island and the locals or f off back home!

Kev
Kev
11 days ago

This Island really is getting out of control, until the sentences handed down are looked at things will get even worse.
When the Police arrest these utter morons they still get away with light sentences.
Just where is the deterrent? How bad does it have to get?
Lives are on the line, it could be you or me next, just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

WowjustWow
WowjustWow
11 days ago

What is the world coming to…

ron
ron
11 days ago

All this complaining by the public, if you don’t like what is happening start helping the police
instead of burying your head in the sand .How many times do people see something going on
and say nothing. Stand up and be counted for once you cowardly lot

Coe Pee
Coe Pee
Reply to  ron
11 days ago

The courts do nothing. Wait until the mainland gangs arrive, these will make ours look like go-gooders.

Those currently safe from such will soon find the Island is a very small place, so Seaview, Bembridge etc ‘keep em peeled’

Truth
Truth
Reply to  ron
11 days ago

This island is full of far left snowflakes, they will only make stupid ignorant excuses for the lowlife…

You will get no help from them, only encouragement for the scum..

Sebastian Toombs
Sebastian Toombs
Reply to  Truth
10 days ago

Way more liberal right wingers sitting in there large houses whinging about how bad the island has become but still voting for the same useless Conservative councillors and Mp who do nothing about law and order or anything else come to that

Sebastian Toombs
Sebastian Toombs
Reply to  ron
10 days ago

From personal experience the police do didly squat when approached and are selective on what they will deal with. Like many other aspects of the island absolutely useless I cannot wait to get back to the mainland

Joyce
Joyce
Reply to  ron
10 days ago

I cannot wait to return to the mainland after finding it difficult to get help and left feeling I have wasted my time and theirs. I could write quite a bit listing examples. Intervention can work as prevention but no it is overlooked. Then these youngsters just get worse. So yes I have tried and I do not feel safe due to the area I live in and the lack of Council and Police support. My best option is to leave.

The oracle
The oracle
11 days ago

These must be the feral parents of the feral youths involved the other evening.

Antuk
Antuk
11 days ago

Yes the island is getting worse but its not just here it’s the whole of the uk a new evil generation has been developed and they our running their lives like characters on gangster video games the problem won’t get solved unless the government get tougher i may sound like an old fart now but I’ve said it before and I’ll say again bring back national service.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Antuk
11 days ago

Did you do National Service yourself?

Theresa Davies
Theresa Davies
Reply to  Antuk
11 days ago

But wouldn’t national service make them worse? How to fight probably and how to use knifes and guns ?

'Ad-enough!
'Ad-enough!
Reply to  Theresa Davies
10 days ago

National service instills a sense of respect for others.

Joyce
Joyce
Reply to  Antuk
10 days ago

I agree about a new breed running our lives.. Lots of these are youths under 18 years so perhaps the prosecution age should be looked into and lowered urgently. I also think lack of parenting plays a part and of course history repeating itself i.e.. feral children of the feral

Lilly
Lilly
10 days ago

What I would like to know is where the heck did all these low lifes come from?. The Island never used to be like this. And how much were the council paid to bring them all to the Island? We know they did, how do you think the new pan estate was filled up so fast, and Ryde is going downhill fast, they brought them all from the Birmingham area in coach loads even advertised the sunny IOW as the place to go if your on the dole! Yes really!. Does anyone know which of the councillors agreed this? And what party are they candidates for??? I would like to know this before I give my vote tomorrow, wouldn’t you?.

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Lilly
10 days ago

Yep, you are right,it should be that everyone that comes to the island has the same core values that has made this place special, instead they are bringing all there inner city mentality with them(oh it is boring), f off back home then!!!! And leave the Alamo alone!!!!

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Lilly
9 days ago

Sorry you think its all mainland, I am from Birmingham and I have lived on the island for over 35 years, I don’t go out robbing or fighting, If you look at the courts you will see most people in trouble are island names, So don’t tar us from Birmingham with the same brush, Yes the courts should lock up all people that are violence for a long time, And that includes islanders,

Chris
Chris
9 days ago

O IT’S ONLY PEOPLE FROM BIRMINGHAM CAUSE TROUBLE, I don’t think so as a mainlander and now a island resident for over 30years I don’t go beating people up or robbing, Don’t tar us all with the same brush,

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