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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at a property in the centre of Ryde tonight (Wednesday), backed up by local Police.

2 appliances from Ryde Fire Station are on scene at Melville Street having been alerted to a fire within what is thought to be a flat at around 21:00.

A number of Police officers have also rushed to the scene and are thought to be dealing with an ‘irrate’ individual.

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The road is closed in both directions. Southern Vectis buses are to divert via George Street.

UPDATE @ 21:35 – It has been confirmed that although the building’s fire alarm sounded, no signs of fire have been identified.

At least 1 female and 1 male have been detained by Police, who are on scene in force. Both individuals have been placed in individual cell vans and are being taken to Newport Police Station.

UPDATE @ 22:30 – A man has been tasered by Police after allegedly being seen with a knife.

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