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Police name man whose body was found on street

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.

Man quizzed after body found on pavement

Police will today continue to question a man over the murder of a man whose body was found on the pavement at a holiday resort on the Isle of Wight.

Officers were called to Cross Street, Sandown just after 11pm on Friday by the ambulance service.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hampshire Police said they are treating his death as unexplained. A 50-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The victim is believed to be a 44-year-old local man and his next-of-kin have been informed.

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Isle of Wight body find being treated as unexplained

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

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found

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.

Roads closed after body found in street on Isle of Wight

A police cordon is in place Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Images

A police cordon is in place on the Isle of Wight after a man's body was found in the street. Officers were called to North Street, Sandown, at around 2.40am following the discovery of the body.

The police cordon going up Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Images
Officers at the scene in the early hours of this morning Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Images

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Police believe grandfather was burgled while at granddaughter's funeral

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.”

– Det Con Katy Lee

Appeal after car theft on the Isle of Wight

Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen outside the victim's home in Sandown.

The vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Vectra, with the registration number VU53 PXC, was taken from outside the owner's home address in Church Hill Close, Sandown.

The car was taken sometime between 7am and 10.30am on Sunday 3th November.

If anyone sees the car, which may be abandoned, please contact Newport DCID on 101.

10-year-old in hospital

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.