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UPDATED: Police have established a cordon surrounding The Old Comical Pub in Sandown following an incident overnight.

Officers have this morning (Tuesday) taken up position on St John’s Road where they are keeping an eye on the area of interest, which has been cordoned off with Police tape.

An alleyway that runs down the side of the public house has also been sealed off.

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It remains unclear at this moment in time what has prompted the investigation by Hampshire Constabulary. According to local residents, 3 Police cars were present in the area at around 20:20 last night.

Further details are expected to be released by Police later this morning.

UPDATE @ 09:20 – A forensic investigator has arrived at St John’s Road this morning, where photographs are now being taken of the alleyway.

A number of evidence bags have been filled.

UPDATE @ 11:57 – Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a 47-year-old man has sustained a life-threatening head injury following an assault.

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