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sandownarrestPolice officers raced to a popular seaside town today (Monday) to arrest two men following an assault last night, but were met with a bit of a watery problem.

A 26-year-old man was assaulted on Station Approach, Sandown at around 22:15 last night by two men, one of whom then stole personal belongings, it is alleged.

sandownarrest2Officers received information shortly before 13:00 this lunchtime to suggest that the two suspects were in vicinity of the Esplanade and Pier Street in the town. Four police vehicles attended the scene and a 39-year-old local homeless man was located by Police in the sea off of Sandown Beach and after being persuaded to come ashore, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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Another suspect, believed to be a 24-year-old male, was also arrested nearby.

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