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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

Statement on Legoland closure

Unfortunately the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has had to close the Hotel on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March 2014 after threats from right-wing groups made against the Resort. The Hotel closure follows the cancellation of a private event that was due to take place on Sunday 9th March.

That was prior to the Theme Park re-opening for the 2014 season on Friday 14th Match. We are extremely sorry that we’ve had to cancel guest bookings and whole heartedly understand the disappointment of those families that will be unable to attend.

The safety and security of our guests and our members of staff has to be our is our number one priority, which is why we’ve made the difficult decision to close the Hotel. All guests that were booked in to stay will be given a full refund.

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Legoland reportedly closing at weekend after threats

It's being reported Legoland - which was due to open this weekend for a private fun day - will remain closed due to safety and security concerns.

Legoland will reportedly close this weekend following threats Credit: ITV Meridian

The event, organised by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation has had to be cancelled because it's alleged the resort received threats from far right organisations.