A search for a suspect, who is said to have run away following an incident at a residential property, is underway in the Carisbrooke area tonight (Monday).
The National Police Air Service helicopter, which is based out of Benson in Oxfordshire, is currently circling Carisbrooke and Newport as units on the ground go from garden to garden.
Police initially responded to the Carisbrooke High Street area at around 19:00, with officers also present in Priory Road and Purdy Road. The search is now focused on the area surrounding Christ the King College with outbuildings in the area being searched.
It is currently unclear what exactly has prompted the significant response. A statement is not expected from Police until tomorrow morning (Tuesday).
UPDATE TUESDAY – Police have confirmed that the suspect eluded officers following last night’s large-scale search.
Hampshire Constabulary say they were searching for a male following reports of disorder at an address on Carisbrooke High Street at around 15:00. Allegations of assault, criminal damage and threats were reported.
No one was injured in this incident and the parties involved are said to be known to each other.
No arrests have been made at this time but enquiries remain ongoing.