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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: TRIO ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT NICKED OVER DRUGS AND WEAPON OFFENCES CONFIRM POLICE

4b98dfd6-2191-4bc7-8b45-ec48e4b9c911Reports of a man seen carrying a machete on a residential street in Ryde prompted yesterday’s dramatic response from Armed Police in Wootton, it has been confirmed.

As first reported by Island Echo, armed officers arrested 3 individuals in the car park of Tesco Express at just before 16:00 yesterday afternoon (Sunday). Shocked shoppers watched on as the 2 men and a woman were pulled out of a Mercedes A-Class, cuffed and searched.

Hampshire Constabulary has now confirmed details of the arrest, which was prompted by reports of a male carrying a machete on West Street, Ryde shortly before 15:00.

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A 28-year-old man – said to be the driver of the white Mercedes – was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, possession of an offensive weapon in public and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

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A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A 33-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

They all remain in custody at Newport Police Station at this time.

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UPDATE TUESDAY – The 28-year-old arrested on suspicion of 3 offences has been bailed until 1st March, pending further enquiries.

The 29-year-old man and the 33-year-old woman, who were also arrested, have been told they face no further action in respect of the offensive weapon charge. However, they have been released under investigation in relation to the alleged drug offence.

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Well done Police
Well done Police
3 months ago

I hope the courts take this very seriously and sentence accordingly
Dangerous people

Dan gleebles
Dan gleebles
3 months ago

3 down, just another few hundred to go then the island might be free of these parasites

Sunshine
Sunshine
3 months ago

Lock the scum up and throw away the key. Bloody drug dealers. Do people think the island is a pushover or something?
Well done yet again to our fantastic police officers who have to deal with these dangerous low life. What will the judge give them………..a slap on the wrist, and a fine probably. No deterrent at all, is it.

Never say never
Never say never
3 months ago

If they are using a Mercedes to drug run can’t the police take the car and make them walk….

June
June
Reply to  Never say never
3 months ago

If found guilty I believe they should have everything taken from them – including savings so that they know what it is like to have nothing in their life the same as the poor people they have used to fund their life-style.

June
June
3 months ago

If found guilty I hope they lock him up and throw away the key. He will not change only get worse.

Magical mag
Magical mag
3 months ago

Just be gratefull we haven’t got a bridge to the Island …….

Dottie
Dottie
Reply to  Magical mag
3 months ago

No it gets on the ferry instead!

Hammer
Hammer
3 months ago

Sadly when the names of the individuals are revealed they will probably be generational Islanders (I sincerely hope not) which, if I’m correct, means that soon we will be part of the “Wild West” that is the mainland and all the related druggy and violence lifestyle that, even though touching us, is not too prevalent yet. If I am right and they are Islanders then God help us all. Might as well build that bridge or tunnel and welcome the Armageddon that will follow!!!

fred
fred
3 months ago

The police need to stop more of these youngsters on their 125cc bikes with loud exhausts. They are the ones taking the drugs to the junkies. Seen them do it. Pull up, quick switch, ride off.

Hahahaha
Hahahaha
Reply to  fred
3 months ago

Cheers thanks for the idea

SomewhatHere
SomewhatHere
Reply to  fred
3 months ago

The literal definition of profiling ^ not thinking about all the other riders just getting out on the road or passing they’re license, or what about the many 40-50 years old seeming to be dealing recently? go through island echo itself and you’ll see it

Betfred
Betfred
Reply to  fred
3 months ago

How about all the main dealers in there flash cars shouldn’t we focus on them always see you moaning about 125s on here when most of us respect the roads stop giving them a bad name you was young once ?

Mrs Evans
Mrs Evans
3 months ago

People who are addicted travel to the island and to the coast to “disappear” and some to seek help and recover. The ghastly truth is the drug suppliers will chase the addicts to continue supply and to collect debts. We need to support those who are addicted and get rid of the suppliers. Those at the top need to be caught. Shipping drugs and young women for the demand! Rich men with no morality who pretend they are happy family men. They know who they are!

 

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