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UPDATED: POLICE ERECT CORDON AFTER PERSON FOUND LYING IN THE STREET

Police have cordoned off part of a residential street in Ryde this morning (Friday) following what is thought to be the discovery of a person lying in the street.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police were called to Castle Street, between George Street and Nelson Street, at around 06:45 after a person was found in an unwell state.

Paramedics have rushed the individual to St Mary’s Hospital under blue lights. Their condition is unknown at this stage.

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A section of the pavement in Castle Street has been cordoned off with a scene guard in place whilst investigations take place to establish exactly what has happened.

UPDATE @ 09:57 – Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that they were called to reports of a man with a head injury lying on the pavement in Castle Street this morning.

A spokesperson has said:

“We were called at 6.07am this morning, Friday, March 15, to a report of a man with a head injury lying on the pavement at the junction of Castle Street and George Street in Ryde.

“Following initial enquiries, we do not believe that the man was assaulted.

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“He has been taken to hospital for treatment.”


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