Stealing over £4,000 of perfume leads to prison

John DUCKWORTH's mugshot

The Islander who stole £4,000 worth of perfume and aftershave from a shop in Shanklin has been sent to prison. Details within

Friday, 6th December, 2019 4:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Sudden change in plea in Lake ex-councillor murder trial

Yellow Lily and Gerry White

The Sandown man had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility - that all changed today

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 3:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Eight years for Isle of Wight cocaine dealer who boasted about making thousands of pounds

Police mugshot of Matthew read

As well as being jailed for drug dealing, the 29-year-old from Ryde has also been banned from driving for seven years for failing to stop

Friday, 8th November, 2019 4:31pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

£600 cash and Will stolen from 91-year-old woman just one case as mother and daughter jailed for criminal spree on the Isle of Wight

Cherelle and Dionne CLARKE

Their offending started as soon as they came to the Isle of Wight and at no stage have they apologised for the harm they have caused or told police where items such as the Will and money are

Friday, 8th November, 2019 2:34pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel’s ex-First Officer sentenced for child sex offence

Matthew Parker - Red-Funnel

The Red Funnel ex-First Officer was today sentenced, after pleading guilty to a child sex offence. Full details inside

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight paedophile jailed for breaching Sex Offenders Register requirements

Allen Wilton's face overlaid on Police cells

The 49-year-old was a repeat child sex offender and had no regard for what he was required to do, said the investigating officer

Friday, 1st November, 2019 4:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight politicians respond to Supreme Court prorogation decision

houses of parliament

As well as asking Isle of Wight MP his views on the Supreme Court ruling today, OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight politicians their views.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Driver who fled Briddlesford crash scene jailed

Police cells

The driver was found not to be at blame for the incident, but he was driving while disqualified and fled the scene.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Sandown man admits killing former Isle of Wight councillor

southampton crown court - streetview

The former councillor's body was found in May this year, at the community gardens he was involved with.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 2:26pm

By Sally Perry

Watchdog says HMP Isle of Wight’s response to rise in violence ‘not good enough’

Prison fencing

Peter Clarke, HM chief inspector of prisons, said there was little support for victims of violence, even though relationships between staff and prisoners were good.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 11:21am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Sex offenders make up 98 per cent of Isle of Wight prison population, latest figures reveal


The latest report from HMP Isle of Wight shows an increase in assaults on staff and large rise in incidences of prisoner self harm and a surprisingly older population.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 10:27am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Government intervenes to secure future of Isle of Wight Law Centre

Matt Thatcher, Manager of Isle of Wight Law Centre

Islanders will still be able to seek independent, confidential and impartial advice thanks to the hard work of the team at the Isle of Wight Law Centre.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment