Protests at HMP Isle of Wight up 77% over a year, figures show

radar drugs in prison

A wide range of protests took place at HMP Isle of Wight over the past year, with figures showing the recorded number rise by 77%.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 5:01pm

By Isabelle Kirk

HMP Isle of Wight: Six times more drugs found than five years ago

radar drugs in prison

The campaigns director at the Howard League for Penal Reform said the rise in the number of drugs found in prisons is a symptom of the problems in an overburdened and under-resourced prison system.

Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 4:38pm

By Joseph Hook with one comment

WATCH: One of ‘Freshwater Five’ fights to clear his name on Cocaine allegations

Scott Birtwistle on BBC Victoria Derbyshire

Having served more than six years inside for a crime he has always insisted he did not commit, Scott Birtwistle, one of the so-called ‘Freshwater Five’, is fighting to clear his name.

Monday, 4th June, 2018 1:04pm

By Centre for Criminal Appeals

Hampshire Constabulary ‘requires improvement’ in effectiveness of keeping people safe and reducing crime says Inspectorate

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HMIC has serious concerns about the way in which the force is dealing with domestic abuse and the way they investigate crime, saying performance in some areas has deteriorated markedly. We've got the PCC and Hampshire Constabulary responses.

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 3:36pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Jon Platt school holiday fines appeal: Judgement delivered (updated)

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IW Magistrates and the High Court both previously ruled that Mr Platt had no case to answer, but the Department for Education insisted IWC take the case to Supreme Court. The judgement was delivered this morning.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Assaults on prison officers: Government responds to petition

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The Ministry of Justice have responded to a 10,000+ signature strong petition calling assaults on HM Prison Officers a specific criminal offence.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Speeding fines due to rise

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Fines and penalties for speeding when driving on roads and motorways will increase from 24th April as new sentencing rules for magistrates’ courts come into force. See the detail and new categories.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Sentence overturned: Former dinner lady who had sex with teen now jailed


The Isle of Wight Crown Court originally spared the 35 year old mother of four from prison to avoid her children going into care, but the sentence has been overturned by the Court of Appeal this week and she has now been jailed.

Friday, 10th March, 2017 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Drink driver who ended up in River Medina sentenced in court

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The driver who ended up in the River Medina after crashing her car through the railings has been sentenced in the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court today.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Call for assaults on Prison Officers to be made a specific criminal offence (petition)


Over a two month period last year, prisoners assaulted more than 1,000 prison officers. The sister of Nick Medlin has created a petition calling for assaults on prisons officers to become a specific criminal offence.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Guard of Honour planned for fallen prison officer’s funeral

Nick Medlin

Details of Nick Medlin's funeral arrangements shared with OnTheWight so those who knew Nick can pay their respects.

Monday, 23rd January, 2017 2:26pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

PCC and chief constable lead fight for overdue national police funding

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents are losing out by £44.8m compared to other areas. Ministers can act now to stop services being at risk in the future say PCC and Chief Constable.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 4:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary