BREAKING ISLE OF WIGHT

Updated:Isle of Wight Street in Lockdown by Armed Police

armed police deployed to property in ventnor

Armed Police have descended on to a Sandown Road for a second time within weeks placing it on total lockdown.

Armed Response officers from both the Island and the mainland have been deployed to Leed Street in the town

The third time in as many weeks.

Fully armoured officers with guns drawn and ballistic shields at the ready have moved in on an address.

The armed operation comes after a call to police about the concern for the welfare of a resident with the property.

Despite the heavy presences of officers, no arrests have been made at the property.

Police remain as a search is carried out.
It understood a second location has been attended by officers.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said:

“We were called at 9:15pm on Friday 17 May to reports of a man with a weapon on Leed Street in Sandown.

“Specialist officers carried out enquiries in the area and spoke to a man, but no weapon was located and no offences were identified..

“The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out regular patrols in the area”.