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.
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.