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POLICE HELICOPTER CIRCLES NEWPORT AS SEARCH GETS UNDERWAY


The National Police Air Support helicopter from RAF Benson in Oxford is circling the skies above Newport this afternoon (Sunday) as a search for a local man gets underway. 

Police are said to be located on the ground at Carisbrooke Priory at Mountjoy.

Island Echo understands officers are searching for a male who lives at the unit.

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UPDATE @ 18:30 – WightSAR, the Island’s volunteer search and rescue team, have been deployed by Police this evening.

Police have not yet issued an appeal for information.

UPDATE MONDAY – It has been confirmed that the search was for a missing person after concerns were raised for their welfare.

They were found safe and well.

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Joshua Baker
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Joshua Baker

May want to check the public toilets in the car park up Carisbrooke high street. Very strange bloke in there just swaying

Patrick Hall
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Patrick Hall

Best to inform the police.

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