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UPDATED: ARMED POLICE SWOOP ON MAN IN RYDE TOWN


Armed Police have detained 1 male at gunpoint on a busy street in Ryde this evening (Tuesday).

The incident began at around 17:00 when passengers on board a Southern Vectis double decker bus were taken by surprise. Armed officers conducted a hard stop on the vehicle on Eleanor’s Grove, between Fishbourne and Binstead.

Police cars boxed the bus in and surrounded the vehicle before officers conducted a search onboard.

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Moments later, the Armed Response Vehicles continued towards Ryde and headed for the bus station on the Esplanade. Here officers once again surrounded a bus, but nothing was found.

Now, 4 Armed officers and a dog handler have successfully detained an individual outside Yelfs Hotel on Union Street. He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has in the past few minutes told Island Echo:

“We were called at 4.40pm with reports of a man in possession of a suspicious item on a bus travelling to Ryde.

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“Officers have been making enquiries and subsequently stopped a man on Union Street in Ryde.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon”.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – Anthony Robert Carr, 48, of Parsonage Road in Sandown has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, namely 2 extendable batons and a knuckle duster. He has also been charged with possession of a Class B drug.

Carr has been remanded in custody to appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court.

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Richard
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Richard

Scary stuff for the bus driver and passengers. Hopefully everyone is ok. Well done police for keeping us safe

Wurzel
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Wurzel

My daughter and I were on the bus that was stopped and searched.

The Disenfranchised
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The Disenfranchised

Hard stop……on a bus! Editors poetic license, still Richard is impressed as is all the “likes” he has, bless.

Heron
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Heron

There is no crime on the Island, of course!

Phil
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Phil

A hard stop on a bus! They have been watching to many episodes of some dodgy reality police programme. It must have been terrifying for the driver and passengers. Very unnecessary to top the bus in that way. Could have caused more issues. Cavalier cops!!!

Fred Nurke
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Fred Nurke

It was the wrong bus, too.
Another wrong one at the bus station as well!

JHVF
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JHVF

‘Suspicion of’ well either he was or he wasn’t

Name
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Name

The police timed the hard stop perfectly right at a bus stop, or maybe they just boxed the bus in.

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