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SUSPECTED ORDNANCE FOUND AT RYDE BEACH

HM Coastguard has been called to investigate the discovery of a piece of suspected ordnance in Ryde – the third such find this week. Investigations are being carried out to locate the object, which was originally found by Police on Saturday afternoon. Coastguard Rescue Officers from Bembridge are conducting a sweep along the beach to the […]
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ORDNANCE FIND SEES BOMB DISPOSAL SENT TO THE ISLAND AGAIN

Bomb Disposal experts found themselves on the Isle of Wight for the second time in 24 hours following the discovery of a piece of suspected ordnance at Shanklin this afternoon (Friday). Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team were paged at just before 15:30 after a member of the public reported finding a suspicious looking object near Hope […]
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3 MEN BAILED AS DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO PROBE SANDOWN HANDGUN INCIDENT

3 men arrested in relation to an aggravated burglary in Sandown on Sunday evening have been bailed. Police say they are continuing their enquiries into the incident, during which a gang of men forced entry into a caravan at Fairway Holiday Park. As previously reported by Island Echo, Armed Police were deployed to the incident […]
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ONGOING INCIDENT: VAN PLUNGES OVER THE CLIFF NEAR FRESHWATER

A van has gone over the side of a cliff and plunged onto the rocks below between Compton and Freshwater this lunchtime (Wednesday).  Emergency services have responded to the scene with police taking up position on the cliff top off Military Road. HM Coastguard have joined the response alongside Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat. Island Echo readers […]
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MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS AS YARBRIDGE CROSS IS CLOSED FOR GAS LEAK

Motorists travelling in the East Wight face significant diversions tonight (Monday) and in the coming days as Yarbridge Cross is closed for emergency gas works. The closure is being implemented this evening owing to a large gas leak in the area, with all 4 approaches to the busy crossroads to be closed off to traffic […]
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FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO STREET LIGHT… ALIGHT

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service mobilised to reports of a street light on fire in Cowes earlier on today (Thursday). A single appliance from Cowes Fire Station was called out at 16:38 following a 999 call reporting a street light on fire on Birmingham Road. However, upon arrival of the retained crew, […]
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BODY FOUND IN THE SEA AT COWES IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

A body has been recovered from the sea at Cowes this evening (Sunday), with the family of a missing man from Lee-on-Solent informed of the discovery. Police initially responded to reports from members of the public of a body in the water at just before 16:30. Several units descended on the High Street area of Cowes […]
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AMBER WARNING FOR ICE ISSUED AS SLUSH FREEZES ON THE ISLAND’S ROADS

A mix of rain, sleet and snow as well as plummeting temperatures will create hazardous driving conditions overnight and into Monday morning, leading to a rare amber weather warning for ice being issued. IW Met Service has announced an amber weather warning for ice across the Isle of Wight between now and 11:00 tomorrow, alongside a […]
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TRIO SENTENCED TO COMBINED TOTAL OF 33 YEARS BEHIND BARS AFTER VIOLENT BURGLARY

3 people who committed a violent burglary in Ryde back in 2019, in which a man was seriously assaulted with a knife, have today (Friday) been jailed for a combined total of more than 33 years. Police were called to a flat at Leavington House on East Hill Road shortly before 20:00 on 27th December […]
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SUSPECTED DRINK DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AT BEAPER SHUTE

Police have arrested a suspected drink driver as a result of them crashing their car on Beaper Shute near Brading this evening (Tuesday). Emergency services were called to the single vehicle incident at the junction of Carpenters Road at around 20:30. The male driver of the red Vauxhall Astra has been arrested on suspicion of […]
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