Emergency services, including an ambulance and a rapid response paramedic, were called to a residential property on Wellington Road at around 15:00 this afternoon after a 999 report was made that a young boy – believed to be aged around 7 or 8 years old – had stopped breathing.
Paramedics are said to have performed CPR on the youngster before he was conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport under Police escort. His condition is currently unknown, however detectives from Hampshire Constabulary have been seen at the property alongside other Police officers this evening.
Island Echo understands that the child became entangled in a curtain or curtain cord inside the semi-detached house, which is home to a young mum and her two children.
UPDATE @ 19:35 – Scenes of Crime forensic investigation officers have this evening attended the scene of this afternoon’s incident and have removed a number of items from the property.
Witnesses have described to Island Echo how officers wearing masks have gone inside the family home
UPDATE @ 20:15 – Police remain outside the Wellington Road home tonight more than 5 hours after the incident. Scenes of Crime officers have now left, returning to Shanklin Police Station.
UPDATE @ 20:30 – Island Echo readers are reporting that Police are in attendance at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport tonight and are guarding a side room where it is believed a child is being treated, however it has not been confirmed that it is related to this incident and Hampshire Constabulary are yet to issue a statement.
Clothing has been taken away from the hospital in forensic bags.
UPDATE MONDAY @ 08:30 – Police remain outside the property this morning having spent all night at the scene.
Police are yet to issue a statement regarding yesterday’s incident.
More on this story to follow