Police Commissioner to increase council tax precept, to ‘meet current threats’

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With the proposed increase to the council tax precept for policing, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can look forward to 200 new police officers, 60 Police Staff Investigators and and a course for new PCSOs.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 4:02pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 9 readers' comments

Body found after house fire in Porchfield

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Following an intense fire in Porchfield last night (Wednesday), the sad news that a body has been found has emerged.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Top tips to deter rural criminals on the Isle of Wight at Christmas

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With dark nights upon us, rural areas can provide rich pickings for criminals – so the CLA is issuing some top tips to help protect homes and property.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 8:53am

By Michael Sims

Woman to appear in court over Sandown hotel blaze

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The 62 year old has been charged with arson over the massive blaze that tore through two hotels in Sandown during the summer. She'll appear in court on Friday.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

Carbon monoxide detectors for Isle of Wight elderly thanks to car firm’s donation

DONATION: Alastair Rutt of Snows Motor Group hands a cheque for £1,800 to Hampshire Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney outside the Eastleigh headquarters.

Through the work of The Bobby Scheme and Blue Lamp Trust, life-saving carbon monoxide detectors will be fitted in homes on the Isle of Wight thanks to a £1,800 donation.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 8:42am

By Ron Wain

Protected birds injured by ‘barbaric trapping’


Police are investigating after the body of a buzzard was found in woodland with one of its legs severed and a hobby was found alive with one leg severed.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 1:04pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 4 readers' comments

Police investigation launched after body found outside hospital building

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust are working with police after a body was found outside a building at the hospital site.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 3:47pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Police launch their annual Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign

Staley car from drink drive accident

Irresponsible drink/drug drivers are to be targeted during the seasonal Op Holly Christmas campaign in a bid to reduce drug and alcohol related traffic collisions and to protect other road users.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 6:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Fake police officers scammed £25,000 from elderly Isle of Wight man

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Police issue advice after an Isle of Wight man, in his eighties, was contacted by phone by a man pretending to be a Detective Constable from the Metropolitan Police Service.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 12:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Isle of Wight: Lowest number of addresses ambulance won’t attend without police escorting


Despite reports by ambulance staff of almost daily aggression and assaults, the Isle of Wight has the lowest number of addresses that crew won't attend without a police escort.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 10:11am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Missing Isle of Wight teenager has been located

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Police are concerned for Kayleigh’s welfare, and are asking anyone who knows where she is to contact them.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 4:26pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Dog’s owner ends up with broken ribs trying to defend dog from attack

Left with broken ribs, an injured and traumatised dog, a big vet bill, and the knowledge that it could all happen again, Kay got in touch with OnTheWight to tell her story.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments