Officers descended on South Wight supported by Helicopter

police air support called to lake on the isle of wight after man makes off from police

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have descended on the South Wight this evening Armed Roads Policing officers supported by a dog unit and an NPAS helicopter have been seen in Ventnor and the village of Godshill. It is understood that the officers were pursuing a vehicle that made off with a person of interest onboard. The helicopter was reported to be seen over Godshill and Ventnor. Other Police resources were seen in Godshill, Bonchurch and Wroxhall.
The incident follows on from a lengthy pursuit that took place on the Isle of Wight last night (Wednesday) A dog and handler carried out a lengthy track from the de-camp in difficult terrain for over an hour. Property was located in two separate locations but the suspect managed to evade capture.

Hampshire Constabulary have been approached for comment
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