ARREST MADE AFTER MAN WITH HANDGUN FORCES ENTRY TO SANDOWN CARAVAN

A 24-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following an incident in Sandown last night (Sunday), which saw Armed Police deployed to the scene.

Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary at The Fairway Holiday Park in Sandown after 3 men forced entry into a caravan. 1 of the men is said to have had a handgun with him.

Island Echo broke the story last night as Police searched The Bay area for the suspects, who were seen to flee in a white car.

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No one was injured during the incident and there was not believed to be a wider threat to the public.

Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a 24-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He remains in custody at this time.

Detective Inspector Craig Fielding has said:

“This incident will understandably be concerning to the community.

“From our enquiries, we believe the victim and men were known to each other, and do not believe there to be a wider threat to the public.

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“Officers will be carrying out enquiries today and conducting patrols in the area, and if you have any concerns then please do not hesitate to approach them.

“As part of our enquiries, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information that could assist our enquiries. Maybe you saw something suspicious at the caravan park last night? Or perhaps you saw the men leaving the caravan park? I also want to urge anyone who may have dash cam footage from the caravan park and surrounding area around 6.45pm to get in touch”.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting the reference 44210056340. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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