Ten years for death crash motorist

A driver who crashed into a car, killing a 10-year-old girl after spending the day drinking and smoking cannabis, was jailed for 10 years.

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Appeal for bus passengers to help find missing woman

Victoria Bailey hasn't been seen since Saturday 7th June Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police on the Isle of Wight searching for missing 53-year-old woman Victoria Bailey are urging bus passengers who may have seen her on Saturday, June 7, to come forward.Victoria was reported missing from her home in Red Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde at 12.30pm.

She was then seen at 2.18pm in Freshwater as she was getting off the number 12 bus. Victoria is then believed to have walked towards Tennyson Trail. She was wearing sunglasses, a beige/brown jacket, dark top, scarf, and blue jeans at this time.

A further possible sighting of Victoria has now been reported to officers. This was near to the entrance of Afton Farm on the B3399 at around 5pm on Saturday, June 7. Searches are now being undertaken in this area. Anyone who may have seen Victoria there is also being urged to contact police.

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 - music and / or football!

by Dave Russell

Thousands of people have travelled to the Isle of Wight for this weekend's annual music festival. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Calvin Harris and Kings of Leon are just some of the acts performing this year.

Making a choice between watching England in the World Cup tonight or the big act of the day was a dilemma for some. A big screen has been set up on site to show the match. We asked some festival-goers, including former Pompey goalie David James, what they would be doing. Dave Russell reports.


Woman missing from Isle of Wight for 48 hours

Victoria Bailey Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Constabulary is growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 53-year-old woman who hasn’t been seen for more than 48 hours. Victoria Bailey was reported missing from her home in Red Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde at 12.30pm on Saturday, June 7th.

Officers think she's still be on the Isle of Wight and was last seen leaving Morrisions in Newport via the South Street exit at 1.28pm on Saturday, June 7th.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DI Floyd Higginson or DS John Walton at Newport police station on 101 quoting 44140200577 or via the website.

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


Woman badly hurt in acid attack

A 22-year-old woman who had acid thrown in her face is being treated in a specialist burns unit for "serious facial burns," police have said.

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in the attack, which happened in Sandown on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said, "Police believe this is an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else in relation to this attack."

A 24-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed until next week pending further inquiries.

Police confirm body found is missing woman

Police can confirm a body found in Totland on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday, has been formally identified missing woman Patricia Tolfree, aged 67, from the Isle of Wight.

Patricia Tolfree's body was found on the Isle of Wight last Tuesday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Mrs Tolfree's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Next-of-kin and HM Coroner have been informed. Police would like to thank HM Coastguards, the RNLI and WightSAR (Isle of Wight Search and Rescue) for their assistance.


Police search for missing IOW woman

Patricia Tolfree has been reported missing after a mainland visit on Saturday Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are searching for a woman from the Isle of Wight who went missing after a day trip to the mainland.

67-year-old Anne Tolfree was last seen by her husband at 8.30am on Saturday 24th May a their home in Totland Bay in the Isle of Wight.

She was planning to go to the mainland to visit friends in Winchester but did not return home in the evening.

Mrs Tolfree's car, described as a blue 57 Volkswagen Polo, has been found on the island by police.

Patricia is white, 5ft, with short brown/ grey hair and wears glasses.

She was last seen wearing black trousers, an orange blouse, black jumper and boots.

Police want to hear from anyone who believes they have seen Patricia or knows where she is - by calling 101.

Search for missing Isle of Wight woman

Patricia Anne Tolfree Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman missing from her home in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight. 67-year-old Patricia Anne Tolfree was last seen by her husband at around 8.30am on Saturday.

She was planning to go to the mainland to visit friends in Winchester for the day but did not return home in the evening. Mrs Tolfree’s vehicle, a blue 57 registration Volkswagen Polo, has been located on the Island.

She is described as white with a tanned complexion, 5ft tall with short brown/grey hair. She was last seen wearing glasses, black trousers, an orange blouse, black jumper and boots. Anyone with information should call Newport police station on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man's lucky escape after lightning destroys bungalow

Fire destroys bungalow after lightning strike Credit: Darren Toogood

A bungalow has been destroyed by fire in St Helens on the Isle of Wight after it was struck by lightning.

The bolt struck the roof of the bungalow during an electrical storm, but a man inside escaped unhurt as fire took hold in the roof.

Bungalow destroyed by lightning.
Bungalow destroyed by lightning bolt Credit: Darren Toogood

It's the second time in less than two months that fire had broken out in the roof of the building. On the first occasion firefighters had managed to save the property.

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