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3 Police officers have sustained minor injuries following an incident inside Newport Police Station this evening (Thursday).

Riot shields were drawn when an Armed Response Unit pulled up outside the High Street station shortly after 17:00.

Officers entered the building through the main front office.

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and assaulting 3 police officers.

He remains in custody at this time.

UPDATE FRIDAY – 23-year-old Ryan Bentley, of no fixed abode, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court this morning accused of using threatening words and behaviour and 2 counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty. He admitted all 3 charges.

The court heard how Bentley walked into Newport Police Station having covered himself in deodorant. He pulled out a lighter and threatened to set himself on fire. Whilst he was being restrained and taken into custody he spat at one Police officer and kicked another in the abdomen.

He will be sentenced on 11th September.

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Another retard

john smith

well done you, can not even keep control in HOUSE . How safe are we????

Roy Hughes

A lot safer now he has been arrested


Because the police are only allowed to restrain him. Heaven forbid they actually hurt him, there would be cries of police brutality. As a retired police officer, I speak from first hand experience of the restrictions placed on the police. Too many people are quick to criticise without having any clue about the circumstances.

graham smith

too much scum who need to be thrown of island its embarassing

K Patel

Build a fixed link and they will all migrate to the mainland

Let justice be done

John’s sarcastic comment is very unfair. The police face dealing with violent people who are frequently high on alcohol or drugs. They get abused , spat at and attacked whilst keeping us safer. Who else would expect that in a day’s work . I hope the yob gets a very tough sentence. You need to support them and the other emergency services, not criticise them. Firefighters and ambulance staff also get frequent abuse. We need tougher sentences to deter this .


WHat about the prison staff being assaulted

Let justice be done

My apologies – I should have included Prison Officers and A&E staff and I am sure there are more..

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