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overturnedcarwhitcombeA car flipped onto its roof on the outskirts of Newport this evening (Christmas Eve).

Emergency services were called to the scene on Whitcombe Road, Newport at around 21:00 after it was reported that a car, believed to be a Silver Ford Focus, had come to rest on its roof leaving debris across the carriageway.

The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene.

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Witnesses have told Island Echo that smashed alcohol bottles were across the road having come from the vehicle in the crash, which occurred near to the former Whitecroft Hospital.

Police closed the road to allow an investigation to take place and the safe recovery of the vehicle.

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