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Bodies of man, girl and 2 dogs found in Isle of Wight home

A six-year-old girl and a 44-year-old man have died at a property on the Isle of Wight.

Police were called to an address in Cromwell Avenue at 10.10am this morning where they found a body of a man and the young girl unconscious. She was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

The bodies of two dogs were also found within the address.

At this stage police are treating this as an isolated incident and say they would like to reassure the community that there is no wider risk.

Police say they will have a police presence at the address overnight.

Father to challenge council over term time holiday fine

Jon Platt has been given a new fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term time Credit: ITV Meridian

A father is due to challenge the Isle of Wight Council again - this time in the High Court.

Jon Platt, who's from the Island, has been handed a new fine for taking his daughter on another holiday during term-time.

He's refusing to pay it.

The local authority hopes to receive clarification on the issue.


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

Here are the UK's best island destinations

The Isle of Wight has been named the second best island destination in the UK.

Users of Trip Adviser praised the island's scenery and beaches. Jersey was named the top UK island.

The best islands in the UK and Channel Islands, according to TripAdvisor:

  • Jersey
  • Isle of Wight
  • Isle of Skye
  • Anglesey
  • Isle of Man
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Arran
  • Mainland Orkney
  • Lewis and Harris
  • St Mary's


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.

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.

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