Police have charged a youth after a fire at a property in St Johns Place, Newport. The police would like to thank the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service for their assistance with the investigation.
Roads policing officers have arrested 17 people on suspicion of drink-driving just two days into Hampshire Constabulary’s ‘Smashed’ campaign.East Hampshire saw the highest number of arrests with seven; three in Fareham, three in Portsmouth and one on the Isle of Wight.
People on the Isle of Wight selling directly to customers and who haven’t paid all the tax they owe have been offered the opportunity to come forward and pay up under an HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) campaign.
Canvassers for the Electoral register are busy across the Island working to update the electoral register in time for the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections in November.
A new taskforce has been set up to tackle tax dodgers in restaurants across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight . Expected to recover more than £2.5 million, the taskforce will target those who do not pay the right amount of tax in restaurants in the South East and Solent.
Police are investigating several reports of unlicensed taxis operating on the Isle of Wight during this Bestival weekend. Members of the public are being advised not to put themselves at risk by using or paying an unlicensed driver.
Following a major fire at a well known Isle of Wight hotel, a national company has re-issued its fire safety procedures at all its businesses.