Rise in number of domestic abuse reports on the Isle of Wight

girl lying on bed looking unhappy

The rise on the previous year is partly due to a programme aimed at encouraging those affected by domestic abuse to report it

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 11:00am

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

Found: Man missing man from Ryde

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Sean has now been found.

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 10:09am

By Sally Perry

33 years jail sentence for Isle of Wight trio

Graham Smith Tim Brown and Louise Spence

All initially tried to deny their involvement in the offence, but with the odds stacked against them they threw in the towel and admitted their guilt

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 1:38pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Child sexual abuse images ‘unquestionably amongst worst I have seen’ says Investigating Officer

Jail corridor and Michael Henderson

The man from Ventnor came to officers' attention whilst using online forums to discuss child abuse - they found thousands of images of child sexual abuse on his devices

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 4:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Mainland e-scooter drink driver loses licence after Isle of Wight incident

Beryl e-scooters lined up outside hospital

The 20-year-old from New Milton was found to be three times over the drink drive limit after nearly colliding into an unmarked police car in mid-December

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 10:39am

By Sally Perry with one comment

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 10 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

closed sign in doorway

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

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

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

police tape

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