DORSET MAN RELEASED FOLLOWING STRING OF VEHICLE THEFTS AND BURGLARIES

A 30-year-old man from Dorset has been released under investigation following a Police manhunt across the Isle of Wight on Saturday which came after a series of linked incidents.

As first reported by Island Echo, officers arrested the male following a string of offences committed in several Island towns including aggravated vehicle theft and burglaries.

The suspect is also said to have stolen a boat from the Keyhaven area and attempted to cross the Solent, before stealing a Ford Transit van in Yarmouth and crashing into 2 cars on Broad Lane.

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Further incidents were then reported in Shalfleet and Calbourne, followed by the theft of a vehicle from a driveway in Gurnard on Saturday evening. The suspect was finally apprehended in Place Road, Cowes shortly after.

The mainlander, from Wimbourne, was arrested on suspicion of 1 count of burglary and theft, 1 count of aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage, and 1 count of criminal damage.

Hampshire Constabulary has today said that the suspect has been released from custody but remains under investigation, including for several other offences, whilst enquiries continue.

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old vic
old vic
2 months ago

This is just great, so he will be on his way to France by now.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  old vic
2 months ago

Not given his demonstrated navigation skills!

egg head
egg head
2 months ago

I am trying to get my head around this. He was trying to leave the country, allegedly carried out various crimes and has been released under investigation. I am guessing he was trying to leave as he may be a target for some dodgy people. My suggestion would be to introduce an act of law in cases such as this to put a tag on the suspect.

Golly
Golly
2 months ago

Hope he has a safe journey to France… bless him!

fred
fred
2 months ago

Wow the remoaners really want to stay in Europe don’t they. He going to ask for asylum? 😀

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