Officers are currently in attendance at The Fishbourne Inn where their enquiries have led them to seal off a gravel car park. They arrived on scene sometime around 11:30.
It is thought that the immediate area will cordoned off for several hours. However, the pub remains open as normal and access is being maintained to all properties.
UPDATE @ 17:27 – Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a 17-year-old teenage boy has been flown to Southampton General Hospital with a head injury.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He is being questioned by officers and remains in Police custody tonight.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We are carrying out enquiries following a serious assault off Fishbourne Lane.
“A 17 year-old boy has been taken to Southampton General Hospital to be treated for a head injury following the assault, which is believed to have taken place between 3.40am and 4.30am. The boy’s condition is described as serious, but stable.
“An 18 year-old man from Cowes has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in custody at this time.”
Anyone with information should contact Police on 101, quoting 44180463743.
UPDATE FRIDAY – Police have confirmed that the 18-year-old male arrested yesterday has been released without charge, but remains under investigation.
The 17-year-old teen remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.