Detectives investigating the death of a serving prison officer in Ventnor are appealing for witnesses.
Police officers were called just after midnight yesterday morning (December 25) to a report that a man has been assaulted outside the Rose Inn, Pier Street. The man is a serving prison officer who works at HMP Isle of Wight Estate.
Officers attended the scene and sadly a 57-year-old man from Ventnor was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 26-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
Two further arrests have been made in connection with this investigation.
It is understood that the 57 year was attacked outside a Rose Inn on Pier Street in Ventnor
A 31-year-old man and a 32-year-old man have also been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown said: “Investigations are continuing today as we work to establish the exact circumstances of this man’s death.
“We would like to speak to anyone who was in or in the vicinity of the Rose Inn on Christmas Eve night around the time of the incident as they could have information which could assist our investigation.
“So if you have not yet spoken to us please call 101.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Extension, 44160484578.