Newnham Road has been cordoned off as Police and Paramedics respond to the ongoing situation, which began at around 11:15.
Island Echo understands a female is bleeding profusely and has been taken to the safety of a neighbouring property. Witnesses say that Armed Police called for a male to open the front door and to drop a weapon.
Emergency teams have taken up position at the Binstead Hill end of the normally quiet residential road, with a cordon between Binstead Hill roundabout and Kings Road.
UPDATE @ 12:15 – Armed Police have now withdrawn from the property and paramedics have moved in to treat an injured male. They are also treating a female.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has 2 ambulance crews at the scene, alongside an Enhanced Care paramedic and an Operational Commander.
UPDATE @ 13:20 – 2 casualties – a man and a woman – have now been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance, with 1 of the ambulances under Police escort.
The Thames Valley Air Ambulance was scrambled to the incident but stood down whilst overhead. It has since returned to the mainland.
UPDATE @ 13:30 – Police have confirmed that 1 male has been arrested and taken to hospital following reports of a serious assault at an address.
Hampshire Constabulary says a woman has suffered head injuries and has also been taken to hospital. Her injuries are not deemed to be life-threatening.
It’s said the 2 parties involved are known to one another – believed to be husband and wife – and there is no wider risk to the public.
Officers remain on scene at this time and are conducting enquiries.
UPDATE @ 14:43 – It has been confirmed to Island Echo that the male has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
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