Detectives on the Isle of Wight are appealing for witnesses after three people threatened a man in his own home and demanded money.
It happened on Monday, January 5th shortly before 7pm at a house in Lea Road, Sandown.
The victim was sitting on his bed when three people, he describes as youths who had their faces covered, got into the property through the front door. They went into the bedroom where one of them threatened the man demanding cash, while the other two looked around the room.
The victim then went to get up. This spooked the trio who then rushed out. The victim made his way to the front door and believes he saw one of the three making off towards New Road.
He believes they were all being aged between 16 and 20 and slim. He has told officers one had blue eyes and freckles and was about 5ft 6 inches tall. The second youth was slightly shorter and the third one he describes as being of mixed race and about 6ft tall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was found on the pavement on the Isle of Wight.
Officers were called to North Street, Sandown, at around 2.40am following the discovery of the body.
They have closed Cross Street and North Street while the investigation continues.
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.
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.