As previously reported by Island Echo, a 24-year-old man from Newport was arrested as part of an investigation into a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Ashey Road during the early hours of Thursday morning.
A cordon and road closure were put in place on the busy stretch of road for around 15 hours whilst specialist officers investigated the incident, which left a man in his 30s with injuries.
Following the incident, Hampshire Constabulary released an appeal for information and launched a hunt for a dark coloured car with front end damage. Several hours after the appeal, a car was seized by officers from a car park just a mile from the scene.
However, the force have been unable to comment on what offence the male was arrested on suspicion of – despite several attempts by Island Echo. It is also unknown when he is bailed until.
It is known that a house on Ashey Road was cordoned off for a time on Thursday afternoon as detectives probed the circumstances of the hit and run.