C64b3a61-f90d-4128-bc56-b7100e0449c8A section of the High Street in Ryde has been closed by Police this evening (Wednesday) due to a rooftop incident.

Officers are in attendance on the pedestrianised section of the town near to Boots and Costa, with a cordon in place at John Street and Anglesea Street.

The National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth has been drafted in to assist with the incident, which began around 18:00.

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Members of the public are being kept back from the area.

UPDATE @ 19:12 – 3 youths have been detained by Police after throwing tiles from the rooftops, smashing them onto the High Street below.

The teens have been successfully tracked down by the Police helicopter and coaxed out by a dog unit, with the trio apprehended to the rear of Boots off Victoria Street.


They are now being taken to Ryde Police Station to be collected by their parents.

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The act of mindless vandalism has seen a number of officers tied up for the past hour, plus the significant cost of calling in the Police chopper.

High Street has now reopened and the incident has been brought to a close.

UPDATE THURSDAY – Police have confirmed that the 3 youths – all aged 13 to 14 – were detained and taken to Ryde Police Station, where officers spoke with their parents.

Enquiries are ongoing and Police are working with all parties involved, including the business affected, to determine the next course of action.

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Simon field
Simon field
4 months ago

Assume nobody was injured?

Old school.
Old school.
4 months ago

I hope those police dogs were hungry.

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
4 months ago

Should have blown them off with the down draft from the helicopter! Into the jaws of the police dog …
Cannot say anymore to angry with oiks .


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