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UPDATED: POLICE CORDON OFF SANDOWN STREET AFTER MEN IN CAR CARRY OUT SERIOUS ASSAULT

Fb6a9973-99f6-42b2-b52e-d1ae21d09914Avenue Road in Sandown has been cordoned off by Police tonight (Saturday) following a serious assault, which is said to involve a car full of men jumping 2 males walking along the street.

Witnesses say that a red Vauxhall travelled the wrong way down the temporary one-way street and 3 or 4 men exited the vehicle.

The men are alleged to have then carried out an assault on 2 other men before fleeing the scene at speed.

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Police have sealed off the area as investigations get underway, which includes looking for the car and those suspected of being involved. An inner cordon has been established around blood samples.

Local residents were alerted to the commotion at just before 22:30, although the incident is said to have initially begun in the vicinity of the High Street.

Southern Vectis buses are diverting locally whilst the road is closed. The closure is in force between the junctions of St John’s Road and North Street.

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UPDATE SUNDAY @ 07:40 – Avenue Road remains cordoned off this morning and is likely to still be closed for the next few hours.

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An update from Hampshire Constabulary is expected later this morning.

Southern Vectis say that their Routes 2 & 3 towards Newport will divert Marshcombe Shute & Yaverland. Buses towards Ryde will divert from Broadway into Morton Road. Bus stops in Sandown (Victoria Road) cannot be served.

UPDATE SUNDAY @ 15:45 – Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Shanklin has been arrested as part of an attempted robbery investigation.

Read more on this at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/1-arrest-made-and-car-seized-following-serious-sandown-assault/.

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John
John
13 days ago

Sandown is like Dodge City thesedays

Joe
Joe
Reply to  John
12 days ago

Best to keep away from Avenue Road/Fort street, full of homeless people and lowlifes who cause trouble.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Joe
12 days ago

Got to thank the last Council for opening a homeless shelter right in the middle of a residential street. There are genuine, law abiding people who are homeless from various circumstances and I feel so sorry for them. I don’t feel sorry for the law breakers, who have come out of prison having broken the law who then get given everything ‘free’ in these hostels yet they don’t appreciate anything. They drink and/or take drugs and are generally a menace in society. Get out and get a job and start giving something back to society rather than just taking from it.

Carole
Carole
Reply to  Sunshine
12 days ago

The Hostel, has been there for about 20 years, and they are not out of Prison, 90% of them are ok. If they cause and trouble they thrown out, they are not allowed to drink in the Hostel so drugs are also out of the question.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Carole
12 days ago

So they go and make a nuisance of themselves sitting in a shelter on the sea front or on a bench, having cans of some type of alcohol for breakfast! I’ve seen it myself. They can’t even be bothered to bin the empties, they are just left on the bench. Alcoholics and drug addicts are a menace to society. Why are the poor Police always being called to these places if everyone who reside in them are law abiding?

Gruntfuttock.
Gruntfuttock.
Reply to  Sunshine
12 days ago

I agree Sunshine!
Until the beginning of 2021 we had 4 eight bedroom Houses of Multiple Occupation in our road occupied by a floating population of tenants provided by The Southern Housing Group.
The majority of these tenants had social problems +/or drug issues +/or alcohol abuse. The continuous ASB, litter, drunkenness and suicide attempts meant that police and ambulances were daily/ nightly visitors.
The houses have been empty since January. Result – no litter / no ASB / no drugs/ no police and ambulance visits etC.
There’s been a complete sea-change in our area.
Which Goon decided it was a brilliant idea to lump 32 people with challenging social issues all together in a residential road?

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Gruntfuttock.
12 days ago

I agree totally with your post. Oh and changing the subject totally, Gruntfuttock was the name Billy Connolly gave his house in Berkshire. But you already know that right? I used to drive past it regularly when on my travels to Chertsey.

Bob Tanner
Bob Tanner
Reply to  Joe
12 days ago

Joe, but everyone on here ‘thinks’ they, the homeless, are just victims of society like ex-service men or abused women, that is UNTIL they have a homelss hostel built near them.

Hence such places are always built away from the councillors who inflict such onto us all.

Certainly a few are worthy of help, thegrowing majority are homeless FOR a good reason, not always just bad luck.

Carole
Carole
Reply to  Joe
12 days ago

Fort street, avenue road never used to be like this, it only seems to be in the last 10 years, I was born in fort street and still live, it was a great place to live, not sure what has gone wrong

Sunshine
Sunshine
12 days ago

What low life there is living on this beautiful island. Violence, drugs, drink driving. These excuses for human beings are not normal.

Mark
Mark
12 days ago

Hopefully the mainland forensic team won’t decide to have a Sunday lie in and the road isn’t closed for too long.

I thought the disruption caused by the overrunning simultaneous Wight fibre works in Avenue road and station avenue was already causing a lot of disruption to the buses but this has removed all Ryde bound services for a big chunk of Sandown.

Alan
Alan
12 days ago

Just because someone is homeless does not mean they are trouble makers

ron
ron
Reply to  Alan
12 days ago

You are right but in a recent study 60% of homeless people are on drugs. So how do they get their fix?

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  ron
12 days ago

A more useful question might be “why do they get their fix?

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  Hope Springs
12 days ago

That’s easy,addiction,big pharma plays a role in many cases too.These folks just have no resources and my guess is the violence is probable drug supply- traffic related.It’s a growing problem especially in Ryde.

Bob Tanner
Bob Tanner
Reply to  Alan
12 days ago

Nor does it necessarily mean they Aren’t, as we see time and time again both on here and in our towns where such are abusive, and often fighting.

Only a complete fool would think ‘all’ are bad or all are good.

A growing amount are vile, THAT is the issue and they, like other minority groups USE their status as an excuse for being how they are, when, truth is most would be vile if given Buck house to live in.

jan
jan
12 days ago

Wow they are hard ! What low life pieces of shite

Nobody
Nobody
12 days ago

Where in this article does it mention homeless people ?! Pretty sure homeless people don’t drive around in groups, randomly attacking others. Bizarre thread.

Alan
Alan
Reply to  Nobody
12 days ago

In joe’s post

 

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