A 20-year-old man has been arrested after a large police response descended on to Sandown Esplanade this afternoon (Thursday), following reports of an assault elsewhere in the town.
Officers were called at 11:36 to an address in Station Avenue after a man in his 30s reportedly suffered facial injuries in an assault. Teams were then seen to be searching an area around Sandown Railway Station and its underpass connecting with Perowne Way.
At just after midday, a response of 8 police vehicles, including an unmarked ARV unit raced to an area of the Esplanade, where a man was searched and subsequently arrested in connection with an offence.
The man remains in custody at Newport police station as investigations continue.
UPDATED @ 14:37 – Island Echo can reveal that following the arrest of a man in connection with an assault, officers also made a further arrest of a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of burglary following an incident on 21st March in Station Avenue.