Inmate plot to kidnap Isle of Wight Prison officer discovered: ISIS flag found

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A detailed plot has been discovered in a cell at Isle of Wight prison to escape, and take hostage a prison warder. A handmade black ISIS flag was also reportedly found in the cell.

Sunday, 26th October, 2014 8:20am

By Simon Perry with 27 readers' comments

Sandown ‘acid attack’ woman jailed at Crown Court (Updated)

Gavel and water glasses:

The Sandown 'acid attack' that shocked the Island back in June, leaving a young woman with extensive flesh burns and near-loss of her sight, has concluded its court case.

Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 6:20pm

By Simon Perry

Hover pilot admits to being over the alcohol limit

Hovertravel terminal

The Crown Court heard the 50 year old pleading guilty to being over the alcohol limit whilst in charge of Hovercraft. He now awaits sentencing.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 12:24pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Man arrested on suspicion of child abduction


Police issue an update in the missing teenager case.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 9:20am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Domestic abuse referrals trebled during World Cup period

Football stands:

During the World Cup period (14 June – 13 July) treble the number of referrals for domestic abuse were received compared to the same period in 2013.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 8:28am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 5 readers' comments

Police warn B&B and guesthouse owners to be aware of scam


A 37-year-old man from London has been arrested in relation to this investigation on suspicion of a number of offences of fraud and has been bailed until October 24 pending further enquiries.

Wednesday, 6th August, 2014 5:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Commissioner releases funds to help reduce speeding on Isle of Wight roads

Community speedwatch

The funding is allocated to assist with the cost of setting up around 70 new schemes across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 10:43am

By The office of Simon Hayes with 26 readers' comments

Andrew Turner votes against Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

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There's been much concern about the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill being rushed through Parliament - and its scope to record all private communications.

Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 6:06pm

By Simon Perry with 28 readers' comments

Six year jail sentence for woman who stabbed her partner

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

An argument about texting a former boyfriend was followed by the woman stabbing her then-partner and leaving him bleeding heavily.

Friday, 27th June, 2014 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Man who set fire to girlfriend’s clothes given community order


It's not clear what led the man to set fire to his former girlfriend's clothes, but his actions have led to a two year restraining order.

Monday, 23rd June, 2014 4:22pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Teen pleads guilty to causing death of Kiri-Jade Hodgkinson and Barbara Ford

Newport Magistrates Court:

This is a heartbreaking story for all involved. Although the driver has no recollection of the incident, he has pleaded guilty to two charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

Friday, 20th June, 2014 9:25am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Complaint against Police and Crime Commissioner referred to IPCC

Simon Hayes

The PCC says the factually incorrect complaint is malicious. The Panel who referred it won't add any further comment.

Thursday, 5th June, 2014 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments