MoJ tight-lipped about the future of Camp Hill Prison site

Camp Hill Prison from Google Maps

Following the news this morning that the Government intend to sell off Victorian prisons for housing, OnTheWight got in touch with the Ministry of Justice to find out the future of the former Camp Hill prison.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight builder sentenced for tax fraud

Ten pound notes

A builder from Newport was found guilty of taking subcontractor's tax and national insurance contributions and committing tax fraud. Full details in the report.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 12:07pm

By Madeline Paterson with one comment

HMP Isle of Wight prisoners ‘Almost entirely’ sex offenders

Police cells

A detailed report has revealed that 'almost all' of the 1,081 prisoners are sex offenders. Claimed victimisation and assault levels are 'unusually high'.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Death of Isle of Wight care home resident at centre of national investigation

Simon Cooke in the i newspaper

The story of Barbara Cooke's death is at the centre of a national investigation into the health watchdog, the CQC. It took a year from her death until the CQC inspected the care home she resided at.

Thursday, 10th September, 2015 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wanted for theft of 16 year old girl’s handbag: Recognise him? (updated)

eFit for handbag theft from 16 yo girl Aug 2015

A 16 year old girl had her handbag stolen at a bus stop on the Isle of Wight. This is an eFit of the suspect. Do you recognise him? Police are keen to speak him.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 11:31am

By Hampshire Constabulary

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