Isle of Wight Police put extra officers on the beat to enforce Covid rules

Police van and pedestrians

Isle of Wight Police have announced that they extra officers conducting Covid patrols and enforcement on the Island. Details within

Friday, 15th January, 2021 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Man in his 60s arrested over Shanklin assault

prison jail corridor

A woman in her 70s reported being grabbed by a man near Shanklin train station last night. Police have now arrested a man

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

First Isle of Wight business fined for breaking Covid rules

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Businesses that breach Covid regulations can be fined, in court, of up to £10,000

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Bobble-hatted dog walker sought after Shanklin woman in her 70s grabbed by man

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Do you recognise the description of this dog walker who may be a significant witness in an assault on a woman in her 70s?

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:16pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Join Lifeboat Lotto to support Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews

Freshwater Lifeboat crew and boat

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 2:43pm

By Sally Perry

Vectis Party member suspended after conviction for growing and supplying cannabis (update 2)

Julian Harris and Cannabis plant - Site

The just-launched Vectis Party has had one of its four core councillors convicted on drugs charges

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 8:33am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight man who raped three-year-old girl has been jailed (update 3)

Fort Vic - Google Maps - with mugshot of Graham Medway

The heartbreaking details of the sexual assault against a three-year-old girl emerged in court today, as Medway was sentenced

Friday, 8th January, 2021 1:57pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Join Lifeboat Lotto to help support Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews and you could win up to £5,000

Freshwater lifeboat and four crew setting out on the water

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 11:46am

By Sally Perry

Police raid in Newport and East Cowes amid fears of drug manufacturing

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As a precaution in case any chemicals to manufacture drugs were found at the addresses, the fire and ambulance services assisted the police

Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 11:41am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Isle of Wight Lifeboat Lotto has a £2,500 jackpot winner – just in time for Christmas

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Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Companies that force us to pay online should protect us from cybercrime

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Angela Hewitt shares a letter she's sent to the Isle of Wight MP, arguing that the cost of online protection should be met by the companies that force us to pay online

Saturday, 19th December, 2020 11:09am

By Angela Hewitt with 6 readers' comments

Peter Tomlinson admits he’s guilty of extensive child sexual abuse charges, directed from the Isle of Wight (updated)

Custody photo of Peter Tomlinson

The ‘pillar of the community’, owned many Isle of Wight businesses, admitted paying for, watching and directing live-streamed sexual abuse of children. The NCA say records indicate 358 video calls took place - where he repeatedly asked for ‘harder’ abuse footage. The NCA report has many more details

Friday, 18th December, 2020 2:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments