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Two people injured in police crash

Two people injured in police crash

A police car has been involved in a crash on the Isle of Wight. It collided with a Volkswagen Golf which pulled out of a junction on The Broadway in Sandown at lunchtime today. Two people were injured, including a police officer. The injuries are not life threatening.

Several road closures are in place at the St John's Crescent junction with Avenue Road, the Avenue Road junction with Broadway, the Carter Street junction with St Johns Crescent, and the Grove Road junction with Broadway.

Two people injured in police crash
Two people injured in police crash

Appeal after man threatened in his own home

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.

"This kind of incident is very unusual on the Island and we are keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time it happened. We’d also like to hear from anyone who has any other information about the crime.”

– Detective Constable Jess Hughes from Newport CID

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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.

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.

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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

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
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