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Emergency services at chemical incident in Cowes

Police, fire and ambulance crews are at a property in Cowes this evening, dealing with a chemical incident.

St Mary's Road in Cowes is currently closed

Police have closed part of St Mary's Road in Cowes to allow Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to manage a hazardous chemical incident.

Police were contacted just after 7pm this evening by Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. Paramedics were treating a man in his 20s at a house in St Mary's Road.

Police remain on scene and are in contact with residents.

Please avoid this area of Cowes.

– A police spokesman

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More pictures of Isle of Wight plane crash

The aircraft had been coming in to land
Emergency services at the scene of the plane crash

Three people have escaped serious injury after a plane overturned on the Isle of Wight. The island's Fire and Rescue Service attended along with paramedics and ambulance crews. The accident happened as the aircraft was coming in to land.

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Three escape serious injury after plane overturns

Three people escaped serious injury

Three people have escaped serious injury after a plane overturned on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service attended with a rescue tender, foam salvage tender and three appliances. Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are also on scene.

Emergency services were called to the airport at around 11:30.

It is thought the crash happened as the plane was landing.

Fire crews remain at the scene.

The Air Accident Investigation Board have been informed and the runway has been closed.

Aircraft in distress, reports radio station

Fire crews are heading to Bembridge Airport after reports of an aircraft in distress, reports Isle of Wight Radio.

Firefighters are on the way to the airport along with other emergency services.

An Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue spokesperson has told Isle of Wight Radio that there are reports of an aircraft in distress.

A listener has called in, saying that an aircraft is upside down on the runway.

Man found with serious injuries in Newport dies in hospital

Credit: Darren Toogood

A man found with serious head injuries in Newport on the Isle of Wight has died, police have confirmed.

The 49-year-old, who has not been identified, was discovered in St James' Street just before 4am on Sunday (Feb 14).

He was taken to hospital but died this morning. Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of his death.

Two 20-year-old men and a 21-year-old man from Newport have been arrested and remain in custody being questioned on suspicion of murder.

A police cordon in the area of St James’ Street earlier today has now been removed.

Tugs on standby as massive container ship runs aground on Bramble Bank in The Solent

A giant container ship has run aground on the notorious Bramble Bank in The Solent. The Apl Vanda is a Singapore-registered container ship that is nearly 370 metres long and 51 metres wide, it's tonnage is put at at more than 150,000. It's thought to have run aground while trying to turn across the busy waterway between Cowes, Isle of Wight and Southampton Water. Tugs are on standby to try and help the ship get afloat at high tide.

The ship was launched in 2013 and is believed to have sailed to Southampton from France.

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