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KNIFE-WIELDING MAN CHARGED AFTER INCIDENT

A SHANKLIN man has been charged with possessing a knife following an incident in Lake on Tuesday.

Armed officers from Hampshire Constabulary rushed to the scene outside The Cooperative store in Lake at 17:30 on Tuesday following concerns raised by members of the public who had dialled 999. It was reported that a man was acting suspiciously with a weapon in the area.

Ricky Tegg, 33, of North Road, Shanklin, was arrested at gunpoint and was taken to Newport Police Station for questioning. Mr Tegg was carrying a knife and two blades at the time of the incident.

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The knife-wielding man has been bailed back into community to appear at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 20th July.

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