A man whose body was found on the pavement on the Isle of Wight has been named by police. He was 44-year-old Christopher William Parsons, of Arnolds Yard, Brading. Mr Parsons was found lying on the pavement in Cross Street just after 11pm on Friday, July 4th.
Despite attempts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death has yet to be determined. Further toxicology tests will now be carried out. However Mr Parsons does not appear to have suffered any visible injuries.
A 50-year-old man from Sandown who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin and has been bailed until September 29.
We are still in the very early stages of our investigation and are keeping an open mind about what has happened. At the moment, we are treating the cause of this man’s death as unexplained. We’ve already had a good response from members of the public who were in the Cross Street area last night and I would like to thank them for their assistance.
– Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan, Hampshire Police
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in the street on the Isle of Wight. Officers were called by the ambulance service to reports of a man lying on the pavement in Cross Street, Sandown last night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The area of Cross Street and North Street remains closed while specialist officers conduct their enquiries at the scene.
A post mortem examination is due to take place today. At this time, the man’s death is being treated as unexplained.
Although formal identification has yet to take place, the deceased is believed to be a 44-year-old local man. His next of kin has been informed. A 50-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
The A3055 Morton Common is closed in both directions due to flooding between B3329 Avenue Road (Sandown) and B3395 Sandown Road / Lower Adgestone Road ( Brading ). People were moving the closed signs over the weekend, the council confirm the road remains closed.
Police are appealing for help after a burglary at an address in Victoria Road, Sandown sometime between Tuesday, January 21 and Sunday, January 26.
A number of items were taken in the burglary including a brown metal cash tin with ‘Dad’ printed on it containing £300-£500 in pound coins, a gold sovereign ring, and a plain gold wedding band.
The occupant of the property, a 60-year-old man, is the grandfather of 14-year-old Kiri Jade Hodgekinson who died very recently in a road traffic collision on the Isle of Wight. It is believed that this burglary may have happened on the day of Kiri's funeral as people had access to the address to use facilities and offer condolences. The cash tin in particular is fairly distinctive and would have been quite heavy. If anyone is aware of someone recently coming into possession of items matching this description please contact us.”
Four people including a 10-year-old girl are receiving treatment in hospital following a car crash on the Isle of Wight.
Police closed the A3020 near Newport following the collision between a Ford Puma and Subaru Jesty.
A 30-year-old man from Sandown was arrested at the scene and is receiving treatment at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight. A 44-year-old local man and a 41-year-old local woman are also receiving treatment at St Mary's after they sustained "life threatening injuries".
A 10-year-old girl has been flown to Southampton General Hospital for further treatment.
Officers say they want to speak to anyone who may have seen either of these cars in Newport or Cowes prior to the accident which occurred around 8:30pm last night.