The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter was in the skies above the Isle of Wight during the early hours of this morning (Sunday) following what is understood to have been a large disturbance at Fishbourne on the outskirts of Ryde.
Sources have told Island Echo that some 10 people or more were involved in a fight sometime around 04:00, prompting a Police response.
Officers both on the ground and in the air are understood to have been searching for a number of people after they ran away from the ferry terminal area.
The search focused on nearby woodland and the main Newport to Ryde road.
Hampshire Constabulary are yet to comment on the incident.