Former councillor found guilty after shooting girlfriend in the head (Updated)

Walther CP-88 Air pistol

It's the stuff that films are made of. The former councillor and businessman claims to have no memory of the attack which ended with him asking to be shot by police in a stand-off last year.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 6:38pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Two inmates made it onto prison roof last night

Prison Bars

It's not clear whether the inmates were trying to escape or just wanted to watch the stars, but officers were tasked with bringing them down late last night.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 8:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Holy smoke: Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash


The mastermind behind attempt to smuggle 100,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced today.

Friday, 19th June, 2015 4:38pm

By Michelle Coulthard with 4 readers' comments

Police called to ‘scuffles’ at pub and find woman unconscious on pavement


Were you one of the 20 or so people who may have seen what happened just before a woman was left unconscious on the pavement in Cowes on Saturday night/Sunday morning? If so, police are keen to hear from you.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry

Islander jailed on sex charges after posing as 15 year old boy

Handcuffed man

The judge said this man represented "the nightmare of every mother of a teenage girl". Now locked up for over three years, he'll be subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order on release.

Thursday, 14th May, 2015 1:14pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Company offers possible solution for dog mess problem – Would it work on the Island?

Dog poo fairy poster

No-one likes the nuisance that dog muck brings to the streets. A London council is working with an innovative company to try and reduce it by actually catching the offenders. Do you think it could work on the Island?

Friday, 1st May, 2015 7:47pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Sex offences investigation against 13 men (inc 3 police) ends in no charge (Updated)

Police standing by vans:

Police announce no charges after comprehensive investigation into alleged sexual offence conspiracy.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 6:21pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 27 readers' comments

Don’t miss your chance to quiz police leaders on safety and crime

Laura Franklin and Simon Hayes:

Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Laura Franklin, and Isle of Wight police Commander, Supt Julie Fry, are to host a ‘Police and Crime Question Time’ event with key stakeholders to discuss current and future plans for partnership working and community safety on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015 3:39pm

By The office of Simon Hayes with 2 readers' comments

Police investigate assault on teenage girl

Close up of telephone pad:

If you saw the assault on this 15 year old girl in Ryde police are keen to hear from you.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

Islander helps expose VIP MP paedophile ring cover-up

New Scotland Yard

A former OnTheWight intern and Carisbrooke High School pupil is part of the investigative team who have exposed a cover up by Scotland Yard into MP and VIP paedophile cases.

Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 8:07pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Woman who stole purse during Joe Ellis fundraiser sentenced

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The woman who stole from one of the organisers of a Joe Ellis Trust fundraising event faced Magistrates this week.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 3:36pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Six arrested over IW sex offences: Three are serving police officers


Shocking news about serving police officers over suspicion of conspiracy to commit serious sexual offences on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 2:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 16 readers' comments