Exclusive:Former Remand prisoner remains in Police Custody following the Murder of Isle of Wight Prison Officer

exclusiveformer remand prisoner remains in police custody following the murder of isle of wight prison officer

A former remand prisoner  remains in custody and being quizzed  on suspicion  of murder following the attack of a popular 57-year-old prison officer on the Isle of Wight.

The long serving officer who died on Christmas Day morning was out celebrating Christmas  with his family  when the attack took place.

The 26-year-old man was arrested at the scene in Pier  Street  by Police on Christmas morning following what is believed to a one punch attack that had broken out  after the man recognised the custodian.   Despite the  efforts of  emergency paramedics and Police, the man’s life couldn’t be saved and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two other man also remain in custody also on suspicion of murder.

Detectives have until 1am on Tuesday  to charge the man. It is understood that the Island’s Police superintendent Sarah Jackson has authorised for the man to kept in custody for 36 hours.  When cops will have to charge or have to ask  the permission of the  Isle of Wight magistrates court if they want to quiz the man further.

Police are still appealing for information and witnesses to contact them if they were in the vicinity of the Rose Inn on Christmas Eve night around the time of the incident as they could  hold  information which could assist our investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Extension,