Police crack down on disorder at Isle of Wight town

South Wight Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) arrested a 42-year-old man from Sandown on suspicion of Public Order Act offences on the High Street.

The man was later released, reported for summons and dispersed from Sandown for 48 hours.

On the seafront, officers found a large group of people causing ‘a significant disturbance and drinking alcohol to excess’.

The behaviour was taking place in an area protected by a Public Space Protection Order, granting police the power to seize and destroy.

Officers seized and destroyed the alcohol and used dispersal powers to move the group away from the area for 48 hours.

Elsewhere in Sandown, police responded to a report of a female committing public order offences this morning (Monday, May 27).

Officers detained a suspect nearby, and they have since been released under investigation.

An address in Sandown, linked to significant crime and disorder in the last three months, has been handed an ASB Closure Warning Notice.

If the warning notice is not adhered to, South Wight NPT will apply to the courts to forcibly close the address for up to three months.

The Neighbourhoods team has also completed several stop searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act in various locations throughout the Bay.

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