Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

CONCERNS FOR MALE PROMPTS POLICE RESPONSE TO OAKFIELD

UPDATED: Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are attending an ongoing incident at Kent Street in Ryde this evening (Saturday).

4 police units, an ambulance and ambulance service officer are currently at the scene off Oakfield High Street.

Locals tell Island Echo that emergency services are responding to concerns for a male, who is said to have caused a self-inflicted injury.

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Southern Vectis’ Route 2 bus is currently stuck in the High Street as a result of this incident.

The incident began shortly before 18:15.

UPDATE @ 19:35 – The ambulance has been escorted directly to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport under blue lights.

A total of 3 Police vehicles – including the unmarked armed response car – have accompanied the ambulance on its journey.

Island Echo is told that the man has ‘stabbed’ himself.

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